Pursuant to clause 5.2(1) of the Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2017, clause 4.4(4) of the Land Transport Rule: Traffic Control Devices 2004 and a delegation from the NZ Transport Agency, I, Glenn Bunting, Manager Network Safety, approve a variable speed limit on State Highway 35 at Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Mangatuna in accordance with the conditions set out in this notice:
1. Variable speed limit
The NZ Transport Agency (System Design and Delivery Group) may set a variable speed limit of 60km/h on State Highway 35 at Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Mangatuna to manage the safety of all road users when vehicles are turning at the school or when there is pedestrian or cycle activity on the road outside the school. When the variable speed limit is operating, the speed limit must be displayed on variable speed limit signs. When the variable speed limit is not operating, the variable signs must either display the permanent speed limit or be blank.
2. Length of variable speed limit
The variable speed limit on State Highway 35 must be a minimum length of 300m, but must not be longer than 500m.
3. Periods of operation
The variable speed limit may operate for a maximum period of:
- 35 minutes before the start of school until the start of school;
- 20 minutes at the end of school, beginning no earlier than five minutes before the end of school;
- 10 minutes at any time when vehicles are entering or leaving the school grounds or there is pedestrian or cycle activity on the road outside the school.
Speed limit signs that comply with the Land Transport Rule: Traffic Control Devices 2004 must be installed to identify the section of road subject to the variable speed limit as follows:
- At least one R1-2.1, Option B “Variable speed” sign installed above a W16-5.1 “School” supplementary warning sign at the beginning of the variable speed limit on State Highway 35, facing road users on each approach to the school; and
- R1-1 “Standard” or R1-1.1 “100km/h” signs at the end of the variable speed limit, facing road users leaving the school, to indicate the permanent speed limit that applies beyond that point.
The NZ Transport Agency (System Design and Delivery Group) must set the variable speed limit by making a bylaw in accordance with the Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2017.
Signed at Wellington this 3rd day of October 2017.
GLENN BUNTING, Manager Network Safety, NZ Transport Agency.