Sundial Square (Croucher Street) included in Speed Limit Bylaw Review

Friday 1 March 2013

There is an additional street to be considered in the review of the speed limit bylaw currently out for consultation throughout Tasman.

It is not a whole street, but it is an important through-route in Richmond. Croucher Street begins at Sundial Square and it has a 50kmh designation. It is accepted by the majority of people that this speed is almost impossible to attain without great risk to people and vehicles.

However, with the current designation of 50kmh it is very difficult to provide a legal basis to promote safe driving through the centre of Richmond.

With the proposed decrease in speed limit from 50 to 30 kmh for Queen Street, it is obvious for Croucher Street between Queen Street and McGlashen Avenue to be seen in the same light. The needs are the same if not more important in an area that is focused on pedestrian traffic.

Submissions close for the Review of the Speed Limit Bylaw on 25 March 2013.

For further information please refer to the last Newsline with a cover date of March 1 or online at www.tasman.govt.nz.

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