Community to discuss Arrowtown speed limit

Tuesday 23 August 2011, 12:58PM
By Queenstown Lakes District Council


Residents and ratepayers are being asked for their feedback on Arrowtown speed limits,
Queenstown Lakes District Council transport manager Denis Mander said.

A discussion document was now available on line as a starting point for a community

“Arrowtown has retained the narrow streets and unformed footpaths of the gold rush era
which makes it unique but the town now caters for an increased population and many
thousands of tourists each year,” Mr Mander said.

The community needed to consider if there was a conflict between vehicles and pedestrians
and if so, how it should be managed.

Options included keeping speeds the same, reducing speed limits, introducing elements to
reduce speed (like speed bumps) or greater enforcement.

The discussion document gave further information on what a review of the speed limit would
entail and also detailed the results of recent speed surveys carried out on Arrowtown’s main

“We’d like to encourage everyone who uses Arrowtown’s streets and roads to read the
document, think about the situation as it affects them and give us their feedback.”

The Arrowtown Speed Limit discussion document is now available from QLDC offices, local
libraries and online at

Feedback can be submitted via email with Arrowtown Speed
Reduction in the subject line, by letter to Private Bag 50072 or can be submitted online at

People will also be able to find out more or submit their feedback directly at a drop-in
session to be held 2– 6pm Wednesday 31 August, 2011 at the Tennis Club community
rooms on Centennial Avenue.