As a result of traffic monitoring and discussions held with Richmond residents, four new speed humps, a road closure, and reducing traffic to one lane are among the temporary changes being trialled in the area. New speed bumps and planter boxes have been placed in Elizabeth Street and it is now closed to traffic at the Talbot Street intersection.
“We’re trialling changes to create a safer and more interesting space in this neighbourhood,” says Tasman District Council community relations manager Chris Choat.
The changes are expected to be in place until July, and feedback will help decide if the measures stay. Another change is reducing Florence Street to one lane between Herbert and Fauchelle Streets to encourage slower traffic flow. There will be a pedestrian refuge on Talbot Street.
The project is funded by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency whose aim is to allow streets to become community spaces.

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