16 Mar 2016

Wellington City Council considers 30km speed limit in the CBD

6:55 pm on 16 March 2016

Wellington City Council will consider a 30 kilometre speed limit in the CBD for the second time in two years.

The council voted today for officers to look into reducing the limit in the central city from 50 kilometres an hour down to 30.

The proposal lost by one vote in 2014.

Transport and Urban Development Committee chairperson Andy Foster said reducing the speed would be a quick win to improve pedestrian safety.

New signage would cost about $200,000.

The council will also look into a count-down timer for pedestrians at some traffic lights.