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Authorities/Other Agencies of State
Notice Title

Self Explaining Roundabout Trial

Pursuant to subclause 3.4(1) of the Land Transport Rule: Traffic Control Devices 2004 (“the Rule”) and pursuant to a sub-delegation to me by the New Zealand Transport Agency, I, Lyndon Bryan Hammond, National Manager Network Management, hereby authorise the installation and maintenance of self explaining roundabouts:
(i) for the purpose described in Schedule 1;
(ii) in the form and operation set out in Schedule 2;
(iii) at the locations stated in Schedule 3;
(iv) for the period specified in Schedule 4; and
(v) subject to the terms and conditions detailed in Schedule 5.
These self explaining roundabouts shall be used for the purpose of evaluating their use and the experiment shall be called the “Self explaining roundabout trial”.
Schedule 1—Purpose of trial
The purpose of the trial is to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of roundabouts without R2-3 “Give-way roundabout” signs or a white limit line or M6-2 “Give way triangle” markings as required by subclause 10.4(1) of the Rule at intersections on streets where traffic calming devices have been installed so as to reduce average speeds to less than
30 km/h.
Schedule 2—Form and operation of roundabouts
Form: All roads approaching the roundabouts will have traffic calming devices installed to limit speeds to less than 30 km/h. The roundabouts will be designed with one relatively narrow circulating lane suitable for light vehicles and a mountable central island traversable by larger vehicles.
Operation: The roundabouts may operate without the devices specified in subclause 10.4(1), that is: R2-3
“Give-way roundabout” signs or a white limit line or
M6-2 “Give way triangle” markings.
Schedule 3—Location
The four sites approved for this trial are at Point England in Auckland City, namely at the intersections of:
(a) Anderson Avenue and Holland Avenue;
(b) Anderson Avenue and Ropata Avenue;
(c) Anderson Avenue and Waddell Avenue; and
(d) Maybury Street and Dalton Street.
Schedule 4—Period of trial
The trial shall start on 10 September 2009 and end by
10 September 2011.
Schedule 5—Conditions
An evaluation will be undertaken as described in section 7.0 “Proposed Assessment” of the “Self Explaining Local Roundabout Trial Point England” application report prepared by Traffic and Transportation Engineers Limited for Auckland City Council in March 2008.
The evaluation reports shall be received by me by 10 April 2010.
Dated at Wellington this 7th day of September 2009.
LYNDON BRYAN HAMMOND, National Manager Network Management.