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Recently the Council asked the community whether it was time for speed limits to be changed on Rangiora Woodend Road and surrounding roads.
A total of 230 surveys were returned, and over half of respondents indicated a desire to reduce speed limits on all of the roads.
Feedback has been considered along with other factors, and new speed limits are now being proposed. We want to hear what you think.
To re-cap, the roads under review are:
The review of speed limits was prompted by the addition of the Rangiora Woodend Path and increased traffic volume following changing land uses in the district. Construction of the next stage of the Ravenswood development is programmed for the 2018/19 construction season. This stage will include a new roundabout on Rangiora Woodend Road, approximately 400m from Chinnerys Road, and houses fronting on to Rangiora Woodend Road between the roundabout and Chinnerys Road. Once it’s complete, the Ravenswood development will result in a significant increase in traffic on Rangiora Woodend Road.
It’s therefore an appropriate time to review speed limits on Rangiora Woodend Road. Other roads were included in the review to maintain consistent speed limits in this area.
The factors considered when reviewing speed limits include:
The 2017 Speed Limit Setting rule recommends that, once a new speed limit is in place, the average speed of vehicles on the road is no more than 10% higher than the new speed limit . Surveys carried out on all roads being considered indicate that current speeds meet this threshold, except for Gressons Road and the section of Rangiora Woodend Road between the proposed Ravenswood Roundabout and School Road.
The graphic below outlines the process when the Council reviews speed limits and other factors that are considered.
The Council is proposing new speed limits for the six areas outlined in the table below:
Rangiora Woodend Road - from end of existing 80km/h east of Smarts Road to proposed Ravenswood roundabout – proposed new speed limit of 80km/h
Rangiora Woodend Road - from the proposed Ravenswood roundabout to School Road – proposed new speed limit of 60km/h
Gressons Road – proposed new speed limit of 80km/h
Boys Road - from Rangiora Woodend Road to the existing 50km/h at the railway line – proposed new speed limit of 80km/h
Northbrook Road - from Boys Road to the 50km/h limit east of Goodwin Street – proposed new speed limit of 80km/h
To find out more, drop in at an information session where our staff will be available to talk through the proposals in more detail, and answer any questions you may have.
NZTA staff will also be available at this drop in session to discuss safety on State Highway 1.
If you can't make it to the drop in session and you have questions, you can tell us what you think below, and you can also give NZTA your feedback about SH1 Woodend Corridor safety improvements.
Alternatively you can contact Bill Rice, Senior Transport Engineer on 0800 965 468 or email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
We want to know what you think of the speed limit proposals. Please provide your feedback no later than 5 pm, Sunday 4 November.