Hamilton safer speeds engagement

For this post I would encourage people to click on the link to get involved and give comment to the Hamilton’s safe roads team on your thoughts on speed limits. (The question/topics are below) What I can add is three photos of where German is today, the first is from Wuppertal here they have started to move from 30km/h to 20km/h speed limits. (link) to https://yourideas.hamilton.govt.nz/

The topics.

  1. Should we reduce speeds to 30km/h around schools?
  2. More 40km/h areas for residential neighbourhoods?
  3. Should places where people walk and bike get priority?
  4. Should we have 30km/h where there’s lots of people?
  5. Should we focus on where we’ll get the biggest safety improvements?
  6. Similar speeds on similar roads – what do you think?
  7. Map –show us where you think speed is an issue
  8. We think community views are important – do you?


The second photo is from Dusseldorf here they are moving down to 10km/h speed limits.

The third is from Koblenz, here the kerbs, parking and road are very similar to what we see in Barton St Hamilton, they choose to give it a 20km/h speed limit.

I’m presently on holiday in Germany this month, the above topics seams very much like Hamilton talking about the change the Germans made last century.

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