Safer speeds are a key plank of New Zealand's new road safety strategy. Reduced speeds (through lower speed limits, traffic calming, and other speed management initiatives) have been demonstrated here and internationally to reduce both the likelihood and severity of traffic crashes.
With our partners Urban Connection, ViaStrada is pleased to be appointed to the NZTA national speed management panel for implementation of the Safer Speeds programme on state highways for the Central and Southern Regions of NZ. Starting from 2020, this contract is for a 2+1+1 year period, and demonstrates recognition of our expertise in speed management and appropriate setting of speed limits.
ViaStrada has championed greater use of speed management within New Zealand for over a decade, and has worked on numerous projects for local and central government clients. There are many potential synergies between the work being undertaken for the Transport Agency and adjacent local road networks; if you would like to discuss these further, contact Glen Koorey.