Central city safer speeds

The speed limit on most central city streets is now 30km/h.

The speed limit on most central city streets has been lowered from 50km/h to 30km/h. This decision was made unanimously by Wellington City Councillors on 11 June 2020 as part of encouraging more people to walk and cycle.

The speed limit on most main through roads will stay at 50km/h. This is to encourage people driving through the city to use these routes rather than quieter streets. For now, Taranaki Street remains at 50km/h although this is likely to be changed in the future.

Lowering the speed limit meant changing part of the Consolidated Bylaw. You can read more about the Bylaw and view a map showing the extent of the new 30km/h area.

The lower speed limit is one of the projects to happen as part of the project Let's Get Wellington Moving. For more information visit: Let’s Get Wellington Moving