Safer Speed Limits: Karori and Marsden Village shopping areas

Library in Karori Village during the daytime.
 
Status Closed
Start date 29 May 2020
Closed date 22 June 2020
Number of submissions 253

What happened to this consultation?

What we proposed and why

  • The proposals to reduce vehicle speeds will make those streets safer and more pleasant for all road users. 
  • The new speed limits would apply to all vehicles at all times. 
  • Studies show that reducing vehicle speeds significantly reduces the number and severity of injuries. 
  • In the areas where the speed limit proposed is 30km/h, there will be little effect on motorists’ travel times, as the average speed in these areas is already close to that speed. 

Proposed locations

Karori Shopping Area

  • Wellington City Council proposed to reduce the speed limit in the Karori shopping area and surrounding streets from 50km/h to 30km/h.
  • The proposed lower speed zone will affect portions of Karori Road, Chamberlain Road, Parkvale Road, Beauchamp Street, Raine Street and Campbell Street.

Map and details (750KB PDF)

Marsden Shopping Area

  • Wellington City Council proposed to reduce the speed limit in the Marsden Village shopping area and surrounding streets from 50km/h to 30km/h.
  • The proposed lower speed zone will affect portions of Karori Road, Hatton Street and Lancaster Street.

Map and details (620KB PDF)

Next steps

  • A sub-committee in August 2020 will hear oral submissions and report to the Strategy and Policy Committee. 
  • The proposals to reduce speed limits in Karori will be presented at the Strategy and Policy Committee meeting for approval on 10 September 2020.

Frequently asked questions

More information

For more information, please contact Lindsey Hill, Project Coordinator.
Address: PO Box 2199, Wellington 6140
Phone: (04) 499 4444
Email: saferspeedlimit@wcc.govt.nz