People have until Tuesday to give feedback on the Central Otago District Council’s proposed speed limits bylaw, but fewer than 100 people have so far taken up the opportunity.

New speed limits are proposed for 70 roads, parts of roads, or areas in Central Otago. This includes residential zones, rural roads and town centres.

Central Otago Mayor Tim Cadogan said it was a surprisingly disappointing response to date.

He encouraged everyone to use this week to find out more about what the changes were, why they were proposed and give feedback via the official form that can be found online or at council service centres and libraries.

“There isn’t a single person in the district who won’t be affected by the proposed changes in this consultation.”

The proposed bylaw, statement of proposal, and maps outlining current and proposed speed limit changes are available on the council’s Let’s Talk Korero Mai engagement hub at or from any council service centre.