Auckland Transport (AT) is committed to making Mairangi Bay Town Centre a safer, more enjoyable place to live. The recent town centre upgrade has made it safer for all road users to move freely around Mairangi Bay, whether people are walking, riding bikes, scootering, or driving. To achieve our goal of zero deaths and serious injuries (DSI) on our region’s roads by 2050, as part of AT’s commitment to Vision Zero, Mairangi Bay Town Centre will have speed limit reductions in place later this year.

Speed limits on roads through the town centre (see the table at the bottom of this letter) will change from 30 November 2020. As part of AT’s Safe Speeds Programme, we have already reduced speeds on more than 600 roads around Auckland. Speed limit reductions go a long way in making our roads safer for everyone, especially for our kids, seniors and the growing number of people walking and cycling.

Why are these changes needed?

AT believes town centres are places where people should feel safe and confident to move around, no matter what mode of transport you choose. We identified Mairangi Bay Town Centre as a place which would see significant benefits from safer speeds being implemented. These changes in your area, along with Torbay, Orewa, and Ōtāhuhu Town Centre are part of the Speed Limits Bylaw 2019. This bylaw was consulted on in March 2019 and the AT Board approved safer speed limits in October 2019. AT is now implementing these speed limits in your area as a result of the region-wide consultation.

What happens next?

New speed limit signs will be installed prior to 30 November 2020 and will be uncovered on this date, after which they will be legally enforceable by NZ Police.