Speed tables are essentially long, flat road humps. They are a raised section of the road and have ramps on each side. The presence of the speed table causes drivers to slow down to about 25km/h because it is uncomfortable to hit the hump at higher speeds.
Speed tables are the same width as the street and their height is the same as the footpath. Often a zebra crossing is placed on them. This means that they provide a safe and comfortable place for people using wheelchairs, walking sticks, and prams to cross the road.
To learn more about zebra crossings in Te Ara Mua – Future Streets, watch the video below.