Pursuant to clause 6.1 of Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2003 and a delegation from the New Zealand Transport Agency, I, Lyndon Bryan Hammond, Manager Networks, approve a 40 km/h variable speed limit at Mosston School in accordance with the conditions set out in this notice.
1. Variable Speed Limit
Wanganui District Council may set a speed limit of 40 km/h on Mosston Road, between Buxton Road and Tayforth Road, which operates during the periods specified in condition 2 of this notice. At all other times the speed limit on Mosston Road, between Buxton Road and Tayforth Road, is the permanent speed limit for that section of Mosston Road.
2. Periods of Operation
The 40 km/h speed limit may operate on school days for a maximum period of:
(a) 30 minutes before the start of school, until the start of school;
(b) 20 minutes at the end of school, beginning no earlier than 5 minutes before the end of school.
Signs that comply with Land Transport Rule: Traffic Control Devices 2004 must be installed to mark the beginning and end of the variable speed limit in the school zone as follows:
(a) at least one R1-6 "School zone variable" sign at each end of the variable speed limit on Mosston Road, facing road users travelling towards the variable speed limit; and
(b) at least one R1-7 "School zone ends" sign at each end of the variable speed limit, facing road users leaving the variable speed limit.
4. Length of Variable Speed Limit
The variable speed limit in the school zone on Mosston Road must be a minimum length of 300 metres.
Wanganui District Council must set the variable speed limit on Mosston Road by making a bylaw in accordance with Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2003.
6. Monitoring and Reporting
Wanganui District Council must monitor traffic and pedestrian behaviour and make progress reports to the
New Zealand Transport Agency. The reports must include measurements of vehicle speed and pedestrian numbers; and records of crashes, enforcement activity and the operating times of the variable speed limit as agreed with the
New Zealand Transport Agency.
This approval expires on 31 January 2010 and unless otherwise notified in the New Zealand Gazette the variable speed limit and the associated signs at Mosston School are to be removed by that date.
School zone means a length of road outside a pre-school, primary school, intermediate school or secondary school.
Signed at Wellington this 30th day of September 2008.
LYNDON BRYAN HAMMOND, Manager Networks.