scoop.co.nz 22 Mar, 2021 02:00 am

New Lanes And Lower Speed On SH20B To Improve Travel Choices And Safety

New Lanes And Lower Speed On SH20B To Improve Travel Choices And Safety
A reduced speed limit and new priority lanes for buses and vehicles carrying three or more people are to be implemented on State Highway 20B after public consultation showed strong support for the changes. The changes will take effect in April 2021 ...

The changes will take effect in April 2021 once Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency completes the necessary formal and legal processes.Waka Kotahi National Manager Infrastructure Delivery Andrew Thackwray says it’s very pleasing that last years’ public consultation showed such strong support for the speed review, with particularly good support for reducing the speed limit from 100 km/h to 60km/h from the Manukau Memorial Gardens to 300m west of Orrs Road.” The speed review is part of Waka Kotahi’s commitment to help deliver Road to Zero, the government’s road safety strategy for 2020-2030, which aims to reduce deaths and serious injuries on our roads by 40 percent over the next 10 years.The programme is being carried out by Waka Kotahi, Auckland Transport and Auckland Airport.

Scoop i Regional New Lanes And Lower Speed On SH20B To Improve Travel Choices And Safety A reduced speed limit and new priority lanes for buses and vehicles carrying three or more people are to be implemented on State Highway 20B after public consultation showed strong support for the changes.“Considering all technical assessments and consultation feedback, the existing speed limit of 100km/h is not a safe or appropriate speed limit for SH20B and reducing it to 60km/h will provide a much safer road environment.

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