22 Oct 2019

Brakes on Auckland? AT considers lower speed limits

From Nine To Noon, 9:09 am on 22 October 2019

The board of Auckland Transport has a big decision to make today: whether to slow traffic on key roads across the city in a bid to reduce deaths and injuries. In 2017, 64 people died on the regions roads and another 749 were seriously injured - that's a 78 per cent jump since 2014.

Under the speed limits bylaw that will be voted on today, 10 per cent of high-risk rural, urban and residential roads across the Auckland region could have their speed limits reduced - including a new 30 kilometre per hour speed limit set for Auckland's CBD.

With Kathryn to discuss this is Freightways chief executive Mark Troughear and Barb Cuthbert from Bike Auckland.

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Photo: Auckland Transport