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Authorities/Other Agencies of State
Notice Title

Land Transport Rule: Traffic Control Devices 2004—School 30km/h Static Variable Speed Limit Sign Trial

Pursuant to subclause 3.4(1) of Land Transport Rule: Traffic Control Devices 2004 (“Rule”) and a delegation from the Waka Kotahi, the NZ Transport Agency, I, Chris Rodley Manager Policy, Operational Policy, Standards and Network, authorise the installation and maintenance of School 30km/h static variable speed limit signs:

  1. for the purpose described in Schedule 1;
  2. in the form and layout, set out in Schedule 2;
  3. at the locations stated in Schedule 3;
  4. for the period specified in Schedule 4; and
  5. subject to the conditions in Schedule 5.

The signs may be installed for the purpose of evaluating their use and the trial will be called the “School 30km/h static variable speed limit sign trial”.

Schedule 1—Purpose of Trial

The purpose of the trial is to:

  1. evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the school 30km/h static variable speed limit sign.
  2. assess the effect on drivers’ behaviour and reaction to the sign.

Schedule 2—Form and Layout of Signs

The signs must conform to the following descriptions:

R1-6.2 School static variable speed
Highest speed limit is the number of km/h shown on the sign that applies to a school frontage during the times specified (must only be used on roads with mean speeds below 30km/h)
Shape and Size: Rectangle 900x1200mm above a W16-5.1 “School” supplementary sign [900mm x 300mm]
Background: White (R)
Border: Red (R) 30mm
Legend: Description Colour Size
R1-1 above as for R1-1 as for R1-1
for example,
“8:25 – 9 AM” Black 80/12.4
“2:55 – 3:15 PM” Black 80/12.4
“SCHOOL DAYS” Black 80/12.4

Note: The dimensions, descriptions and terms used to describe the signs in this notice conform with the opening notes in Schedule 1 of the Rule.

School static variable speed limit sign

Example: School static variable speed limit sign combination

Schedule 3—Location

The locations approved for this trial are:

Road Controlling Authority School Road School Static VSL length
Hamilton City Council Rhodes Street School Rhodes Street 315m
Campbell Street 25m
Te Totara Primary School Hector Drive 300m
Raupo Place 25m
Hamilton West School Hammond Street 150m
Horne Street 230m
Park Terrace 30m
Queenstown-Lakes District Council Kingsview Primary School Yewlett Crescent 130m
Lake Avenue 185m
Remarkables Primary School Lake Avenue 290m
McBride Street 115m
Allan Crescent 400m
St Joseph’s Primary School Hallenstein Street 235m
Beetham Street 170m
Edgar Street 15m
Melbourne Street 165m
Shotover Primary School Jones Avenue 270m
Stalker Road 215m
Stone Wall Terrace 10m
Coventry Crescent 15m
Marston Road 20m
Myles Way 15m
Risinghurst Terrace 10m
Wakatipu High School Red Oaks Drive 245m
Golden Elm Lane 30m
Wanaka Primary School Kings Drive 395m
Totara Terrace 335m
McLeod Avenue 25m

Schedule 4—Period of Trial

The trial may begin after the publication of this notice and, unless terminated earlier, must end by 30 August 2022.

Schedule 5—Conditions and Evaluation

Speed Limit

The variable speed limit at a location listed in Schedule 3 must be set in accordance with Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2017 and the “Hamilton and Queenstown Lakes 30km/h Schools Variable Speed Limits” notice published in the New Zealand Gazette, 17 January 2022, Notice No. 2022-au141.


  1. At least one “school static variable speed limit” sign combination, described in Schedule 2 of this notice, must be installed on each approach to the variable speed limit on the main road outside a school listed in Schedule 3 and on each approach on a side road that intersects with the variable speed limit.
  2. R1-1 signs that comply with Land Transport Rule: Traffic Control Devices 2004 must be installed at the end of the variable speed limit on every road that leaves the variable speed limit.


  1. An evaluation and analysis shall be undertaken as outlined in the “School 30km/h Static Variable Sign Trial Notes” document received from Abley Limited, dated 9 July 2021.
  2. Tube counts need to be collected approximately five months after the implementation of the signs. The counts must be taken in the same location as the pre-implementation tube counts.
  3. Abley Limited will analyse the speed data and report on findings.
  4. A final report evaluation report must be sent to the Manager Network Safety by 30 September 2022.

Signed at Auckland this 13th day of January 2022.

CHRIS RODLEY, Manager Policy, Operational Policy, Standards and Network, Waka Kotahi.