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Why the contribution is important

The people of Hamilton who use our roads, whether walking, biking or driving, know the places where speeds need to be better managed.

by ProjectTeam1 on October 25, 2018 at 12:14PM

Current Rating

Average score : 2.5
Based on : 4 votes


  • Posted by lyall November 01, 2018 at 22:39

    Most of the time it isn't the speed that's a problem, but bad road marking or inadequately designed cycle lanes (I say that as a cyclist that has the misfortune of having to use them). If you want motorists to give cyclists 1.5 metres, DON'T just put up signs to foist the problem onto motorists and absolve yourselves of any responsibility, change the road design so that it's POSSIBLE to give us 1.5m spacing!
  • Posted by NanaButterfly November 05, 2018 at 10:15

    60kph Ohaupo Road should be extended to the city edge.

    Past Houchens.
    Past Dixon Road.

    Too fast at times.
  • Posted by achivell November 05, 2018 at 16:44

    It is astounding the speed some trucks with trailers are pushing down the stretch of Kay Road that borders next to Glaisdale residential homes. This has been brought up before and yes, cars and trucks can use this road, but is that speed necessary? How long before something deters the driver, he/she loses control and they come flying into ones backyard or especially a truck that could take out a bedroom with heaven forbid someone sleeping.

    Does something serious need to happen before speeds are looked at and reduced??

    The cherry on the top will be at night when the boy racers use Kay Road as their version of Meremere speedway. Yet again, just one drunk driver to potentially cause a fatality.
  • Posted by PaulPaulPaul November 06, 2018 at 10:46

    We need traffic calming on Knighton Road by Knighton Normal School. The road is used at speed by cars and trucks and it’s only a matter of time before a kid is hurt or killed.
  • Posted by JennB November 06, 2018 at 22:02

    Totara Dr in Pukete needs some serious attention! The speed cars and trucks travel up that road is ridiculous. Very rarely does anyone stick to 50km and the amount of traffic on this road has increased. There have been a number of accidents in the past year, the most recent, 1 month ago! The speed limit on this road needs to be reduced to 40km or judder bars need to be installed. To make matters worse there is also a cycle way up Totara Drive and the way cars come speeding up this road, it is only a matter of time before there is an accident.
    A HCC staff member suggested to me that we encourage neighbours to park on the sides of the road, as that has an effect on the speed cars travel at. Well that sound a great in theory, but you can’t park on a large portion of Totara Drive as it’s a cycle way! The speed limit and other speed reducing measures need to seriously be considered.
  • Posted by Clanmcnally November 09, 2018 at 20:38

    Cobham Drive speed limit needs to be reduced and consistent. We live on Grey St and mop up soo many accidents on the Cobham Drive / Grey St intersection. 80km/h is too fast!
  • Posted by RaeScott November 10, 2018 at 07:51

    The 60kph limit on Gordonton Rd needs to be extended to the Wairere Drive/Gordonton Rd roundabout to just past the Tramway exit, it may even need to be 50kph, with all the new housing and commercial area. The driveways off Wairere Drive between the roundabout and Tramway exit are an absolute hazard on an 80kph stretch of road.
  • Posted by ggmartin November 10, 2018 at 17:09

    Great South Road coming into Huntly from Hamilton needs to be changed after the passing lanes end as this is the point all the crashes are taking place next to the lay by area or where the police check the trucks over , this needs to be no more than 80km not 100km plus going to South should be one lane all the way at 80km
    two lanes trying to meet each way is not good at 100 km it turns into six lanes at times
  • Posted by scbxt November 12, 2018 at 16:02

    The consequences of Wintec charging for parking at Rotokauri campus has forced Wintec users to park on Foreman road. This creates a pinch point on the CanPac corner. Heavy vehicles use this corridor continuously. The corner is now a High Accident risk. A simple mitigation would be to extend the no parking yellow line on the west side of the road to where the road straightens giving more room around the corner for heavy vehicles.
  • Posted by PeterH November 13, 2018 at 09:52

    Two examples of speed sign issue
    Example: Denz Street is 100m long, it has a HCC owned 50km/h speed sign at entrance.
    Example: Dawson St East 150m long, it has a HCC owned 50km/h speed sign at entrance.
    Why would HCC recommend people drive at 50km/h on the streets?
  • Posted by Jo November 14, 2018 at 18:49

    Within the central city boundary speed limits should be reduced to help promote the use of other forms of transport and promote a more pedestrian friendly environment.
  • Posted by BryanB November 14, 2018 at 20:14

    80km/h city wide - people will learn go on road you die. We don't all have time to walk smell the flowers
  • Posted by RWKing November 17, 2018 at 09:05

    Need speed bumps on Michael Ave Dinsdale, school zone and from primary and high school
  • Posted by PopaScraps November 21, 2018 at 16:59

    The speed along Cobham Drive both north and south needs to reduce to 60. With the present inaction by council/NZTA with the Hillcrest Primary roundabout, huge queues are now a norm leading into the roundabout. Right turn into Cambridge road from Cobham going north must be controlled by lights as this is causing the problems. One day soon there will be a major incident with the school crossing on Cambridge Road. Motorist just do not give way at all, and it is only manned by primary school children. It should be put under-ground immediately. The drop off /pick up traffic from Hillcrest Primary should be forced to do this in McCraken Avenue where it is far safer.
    There should be no parking from well before the Mobil garage on Cambridge Road going north till the gardens and the same in reverse going south. Also no parking on Morrinsville Road from the roundabout till Berkeley Avenue. The majority of this parking is staff who work at the New World or other shops there. Latest incidents on Morrinsville Road is the drive through pedestrian crossing(girl serious) and light pole taken out(non injury) is just pure speed and inattention. The speed must be stopped.
  • Posted by wattsc November 24, 2018 at 09:46

    40km/h on the roads around the university! There is often parked cars on these roads but a lot of pedestrian/biking traffic so there needs to be slower road traffic!
  • Posted by Jw44 November 25, 2018 at 09:19

    Morrinsville Road from the SH1 roundabout is a huge speed issue! The new roundabout design makes it easier and more streamlined for cars coming from the north - but it acts as a slingshot so that they don't need to slow down at all in their approach to the roundabout. This means that most cars are traveling at least 60kph coming of that roundabout and going into a school zone and residential area.
    This section of Morrinsville Road should be 50km at all times and 30km at school times as it is heavily used by both Primary, Intermediate and High School students.
    The other big problem with Morrinsville Road is that the 80km speed limit comes in too soon and before cars reach the intersection with Silverdale/Matangi road they are up to 80. This also means that a lot of the previously mentioned cars coming of the roundabout are starting to speed up before the 80k sign and are traveling at high speeds though a residential area with lots of school aged children walking about.

    In short - would recommend dropping the limit to 50kph until after the Silverdale/Matangi intersection and dropping the school zone limit to 30kph
  • Posted by jreid November 27, 2018 at 11:46

    Morrinsville /Matangi/Silverdale Road intersections are a real concern.
    I would also like to see the speed limit reduced to 40kms in the railway village area in Frankton.
  • Posted by Thomo1 November 28, 2018 at 10:07

    Not so much about speed, but a huge bottle neck.
    Between London st and Bryce st ,Tristram st needs to have a clearway after 4pm,
    The traffic from two lanes in Tristram prior to London st plus the added traffic from Norton Rd, London st, basically BLOCKS the intersection as traffic cannot free itself.
    If Tristram st was two laned to Bryce st at least the cars would have somewhere to go.
    This is normally around 4-30 onwards heading south.
  • Posted by donnell_deryn65 November 30, 2018 at 07:13

    North end of Tramway, both ways, People come out of Snell Crive and spped over the small hill down to where you get on Wairer Drive. They also speed the other way, from coming off Wairer Drive at 80 K's, they seem to just carry on at 80 K's along Tramway roadand either keep going straight or turn off right into Smell Drive. They spped all times of day and night. They speed righ past our house, eg Wednesday night I was listening out for them, over a half a dozen sounded like they were speeding past once it was dark. We also have the boy racer problem. They are a pain, so noisy, can anything be done about the noise they make with their loud cars in residential areas? They love to do burn outs at the intersection of Carrs Rd and Tramway Rd. We can also hear cars ( and motorbikes!) speeding down the stretch of Wairere Drive that goes under Carrs Road overpass, they sound like they are maxing it, over 200K's maybe. Speeding is so dangerous to our community and we have to stand up and say No More.
  • Posted by alison December 03, 2018 at 10:34

    St James Drive is a winding road - far too many folks (locals?) speed along it, taking corners wide. Unfortunately this means that they are at risk of head-on crashes with drivers coming in the opposite direction, & sometimes (because people are parked outside homes) there's not a lot of room to take evasive action. In addition, this is a residential neighhourhood, with a lot of children on the street outside school hours. The kids are particularly at risk from these poor driving practices. A particular danger spot is where the walkway through to Coleraine comes out on St James, as this is where a lot of pedestrians try to cross.
    This problem is only going to get worse once the Puketaha Rd roundabout is built and St James Drive becomes a through-road. I sincerely hope that HCC will be installing traffic-calming measures along the length of the stree.
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