Good community engagement is central to the successful implementation of speed management.
We recognise a lot of Road Controlling Authorities are very good at engaging with their communities. They know them and they understand how to involve them.
To enable RCAs to learn from one another, and take some of the guess-work out of engagement and speed management, we are collating examples of good engagement on speed management from across the country.
These show how speed management has been implemented in different areas, what kind of engagement occurred, and key learnings from each project.
In 2011/2012 Hamilton City Council became one of the first councils to introduce Safer Speed Areas in residential neighbourhoods. This case study looks at the variety of engagement collateral used by the council to engage the community, key learnings and results.
In June 2017, the Safe Roads Alliance (SRA) worked with Auckland Transport to run the engagement and consultation process for lowering the speed limit on a section of State Highway One (SH1) in Puhoi, north of Auckland, and on Puhoi Road. This case study looks at the collateral used, key learnings and results.