Jackson Street, Petone 1924
"In 1929 if you motored through Petone, the speed limit there was 15 miles per hour (25km). Pedestrian crossings didn't appear until about the late 20's. Most long-time residents of Lower Hutt will recall that in the 20's - and even the early 30's - they could walk at a leisurely pace across Main street (High Street), or hold a conversation in the middle of the street without fear of hindrance from motorists, horses and fellow pedestrians."
Kaye ,G.(1999) Pages from our past. Lower Hutt: The Hutt City Council.