Slow Down in Island Bay & Kilbirnie

28 September 2010

From next Tuesday (5 October), a new 30 km/h limit will be in place in Island Bay and Kilbirnie shopping centres. The new speed limit will apply to all vehicles at all times.

Pedestrians at Kilbirnie shopping centre

Pedestrians at Kilbirnie shopping centre

The new speed limit in Island Bay is on The Parade between Avon Street and
75 m south of its intersection with Medway Street. The speed limit also applies to Medway Street between Derwent Street and The Parade.

In Kilbirnie, the 30 km/h speed limit will apply to Bay Road between Coutts Street and Evans Bay Parade. It also applies to Rongotai Road between Crawford Road and Onepu Road, and on Coutts Street between Childers Terrace and Mahora Street.

This is part of our plan to reduce the speed limits through most of the city's shopping centres over the next four years. Next up - Brooklyn and and Kelburn shopping areas. If communities approve of those changes, the new 30 km/h speed limits are scheduled to go ahead early next year.