This consultation has been extended to May.
Summary of Information
The purpose of the proposed amendments to Schedule 1 of the Speed Limits Bylaw is to give effect to the speed limit review that the Council has undertaken.
We want our local roads to be safe. Making sure the speed limit is appropriate for the conditions is an important part of a safe roading network, so we have been reviewing the limits across Tasman District.
In November 2019 we consulted on a Speed Limit Review, submissions identified that a different speed than what we had proposed was wanted for three roads (Gibbs Valley Road, Hoddy Road and Wharariki Road). Legally, we are not able to set a speed limit significantly different to what was proposed in the consultation, so those roads were withdrawn from that process and we are now asking for feedback on the newly proposed speed limits.
We are also looking to extend an existing 50km/h speed limit on Abel Tasman Drive in Pōhara. It is proposed to extend the existing 50km/h speed location within Pōhara by 25m to tie in better with the new shared path location and increased activity by the café. This results in a proposed speed limit set 75m from Selwyn Street.
The Special Consultative Procedure outlined in sections 83 of the Local Government Act 2002 and the consultation requirements under the Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2017 require us to formally consult on the proposed changes that we think are appropriate.