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Drivers fail to get slow down message

Oct 29th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News


SPEED limits through Kilbirnie and Island Bay changed a few weeks ago, but some people haven’t caught on.

The change from 50kmh to 30kmh in the central area has not been clearly communicated to the wider community, says resident Lucy Goff.

“There should be clearer signs put up telling people about the change,” she says. “A few small signs on the side of the road doesn’t make it clear enough.”

Island Bay’s speed limit has also changed, but Ms Goff says the signs are better there because the speed limit is painted on the road.

“It appears in front of you as you drive along, so it’s difficult to miss,” she says.

Wellington City Council senior traffic engineer Stuart Bullen says large blue information signs will be put up in Kilbirnie to clearly explain the changes.

He says the reason the signs weren’t put in before is because of their weight and expected high winds last weekend.

“We want to wait for the weather to improve.”

Further Kilbirnie improvements include a platform across Coutts St to allow residents from the Rita Angus Retirement village to cross more safely.

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