Central City Safer Speed Limit

Status Closed
Start date 4 February 2014
Closed date 9 March 2014
Number of submissions 734

What happened to this consultation?

Wellington City Council sought your views on the Central City Safer Speed Limit proposal to reduce the speed limit in Wellington central city to 30km/h.

To check out the proposal that was consulted on, see:

Summary Document (350KB PDF) | Text version (3KB RTF)

Next steps

  • March 2014: Oral submissions will be held.
  • May 2014: The final proposal will be discussed.
  • If approved, the new speed limit will come into effect in late 2014.


In Wellington city, there's a perception that many crashes occur along the golden mile and mainly involve buses. The reality is that crashes happen throughout the central city and involve cars, pedestrians and cyclists. From 2008 to 2012, there were 766 crashes in the central city.

In an effort to make the city centre safer, and a more pleasant place to shop and do business, we proposed a safer speed limit of 30km/h in Wellington's Central City - extending the limit that already applies along the Golden Mile to a wider area.