Category Archives: Safety

Hamilton safer speeds engagement

For this post I would encourage people to click on the link to get involved and give comment to the Hamilton’s safe roads team on your thoughts on speed limits. (The question/topics are below) What I can add is three photos of where German is today, the first is from Wuppertal here they have started to move from 30km/h to 20km/h speed limits. (link) to https://yourideas.hamilton.govt.nz/

The topics.

  1. Should we reduce speeds to 30km/h around schools?
  2. More 40km/h areas for residential neighbourhoods?
  3. Should places where people walk and bike get priority?
  4. Should we have 30km/h where there’s lots of people?
  5. Should we focus on where we’ll get the biggest safety improvements?
  6. Similar speeds on similar roads – what do you think?
  7. Map –show us where you think speed is an issue
  8. We think community views are important – do you?

 

The second photo is from Dusseldorf here they are moving down to 10km/h speed limits.

The third is from Koblenz, here the kerbs, parking and road are very similar to what we see in Barton St Hamilton, they choose to give it a 20km/h speed limit.

I’m presently on holiday in Germany this month, the above topics seams very much like Hamilton talking about the change the Germans made last century.

Western Rail Trail Spring 2018

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Quoting from Hamilton Bike Plan

Western Rail Trail: Providing an off road connection from the south west suburbs to the central city, parallel to the rail track.

It will [does] provide a safe biking route for commuters and an attractive recreational route for families wanting to enjoy a picnic at the Lake. The route will be promoted and [has] signage installed, along with biking facilities such as bike parks and seating, to make the experience easy and enjoyable.

The Western Rail Trail will provide a connection from the south west suburbs of Hamilton through to the city. It will enable future links to Lake Rotoroa, the rail station, Frankton and the city’s Seddon Park and Waikato Stadium.