The city centre’s new 30km/h speed limit starts this Monday 29 October, 2018.
The speed limit will apply between First Avenue and McLean Street, and between Cameron Road and the waterfront. Cameron Road will remain at 50km/h.
The introduction of a temporary speed limit is a result of the significant growth and development occurring in the city centre.
Tauranga City Council is creating one consistent speed limit to help simplify construction sign requirements and to keep things simple for people who are driving and safer for people who are walking and biking.
The 30km/h speed will run as a trial for the first year, and then Council will review. The trial has been approved under the code of practice for temporary traffic management. If the change is to be made permanent, there will be a formal consultation process.
A permanent 30km/h speed limit has been successful in Mount Maunganui and other city centres including Auckland and Christchurch.
For further information visit www.tauranga.govt.nz