Pursuant to clause 6.1 of the Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2003, clause 4.4(4) of the Land Transport Rule: Traffic Control Devices 2004, and a delegation from the NZ Transport Agency, I, Glenn Bunting, Network Manager, approve a variable speed limit at Oruaiti School and Woodhill School in accordance with the conditions set out in this notice:
1. Variable Speed Limit
The NZ Transport Agency (Highway and Network Operations Group) may set a variable speed limit of 60km/h at a school listed in condition 2 of this notice 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.
2. Location of Variable Speed Limit
A variable speed limit of 60km/h may be set at the following locations:
- State Highway 10 at Oruaiti School, Mangonui; and
- State Highway 16 at Woodhill School, Helensville.
3. Length of Variable Speed Limit
The variable speed limit on the road on which the school is located must be a minimum length of 300m, but must not be longer than 750m.
4. 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 5 minutes before the end of school; and
- 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 the road outside the school, facing road users on each approach to the school; and
- R1-1 “Standard”, R1-1.1 “100km/h” or R1-3 “Derestriction” 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 (Highway and Network Operations Group) must set the variable speed limit for a school listed in condition 2 by making a bylaw in accordance with Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2003.
Signed at Wellington this 15th day of August 2016.
GLENN BUNTING, Network Manager.