Te Ara Ihutai Christchurch Coastal Pathway Moncks Bay

We’re making it safer and easier for people using the Coastal Pathway and Main Road to travel in Moncks Bay. To make these improvements we will need to make some changes to the street layout and we would like to hear your thoughts.

Project status: Decision made
Open for feedback: 11 November 2020 to 7 December 2020

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Consultation on Te Ara Ihutai Christchurch Coastal Pathway, Moncks Bay has now closed. People were able to provide feedback up to Monday 7 December 2020.

During this time we heard from 121 individuals and groups. 

Te Ara Ihutai Christchurch Coastal Pathway submissions [PDF, 972 KB]

Feedback themes [PDF, 295 KB]

Changes to the proposal

We considered all feedback and the following changes have been made:

  • Speed limit change – following a safety audit the 40kph zone will also include Cliff Street, Wakatu Avenue, and Bayview Road.  Please note: we will do a more comprehensive review of speeds in the wider area, but for now the changes are limited to the Moncks Bay area.
  • Moncks Bay carpark – layout modified (one way in/one way out) and boat/trailer parking added.
  • Main Road parking –
    • Loss of two more parking spaces on the west side of Main Road from Cave Terrace to Wakatu Avenue and gain of two more spaces on the south side of Main Road from Wakatu Avenue to Bay View Road (due to the bus stop moving further north).
    • Introduction of loading zone for boat drop off/pick up alongside the boat shed on Main Road.
  • Main Road parking north of boatsheds – proposed angle parking changed to parallel parking (similar to existing).
  • Cliff Street and Bayview Road intersections – modified to the build out now coming from both sides of the street for better alignment.  Proposed trees to be replaced with low shrubs for better visibility.
  • Bus stops –
    • Bus stop outside 2 Wakatu Avenue moved approx 22 metres towards the north
    • Bus stop outside the pump station moved approx 25 metres towards the west
  • New pedestrian islands –
    • Proposed pedestrian island on the east side of Wakatu Avenue, now moved to the west side of Wakatu Avenue for better visibility
    • Proposed pedestrian island at the pump station carpark now moved to the north of the car park entrance
  • Bike stands – removed from the kerb build out at Cliff Street intersection. Two cycle stands to be added to landscape area on the pathway side and around the pump station car park area.

A staff report will be presented to the Waikura/Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board  for a decision on the final plan on Monday 1 February 2021.

You can read the meeting agenda, including the staff report and any additional information online at christchurch.infocouncil.biz from 5pm, Wednesday 27 January 2021.

What we're doing

The Government announced funding for the final section of the Christchurch Coastal Pathway around Moncks Bay as part of their 'shovel ready' projects in July.

Since then we have done design work aimed at improving safety through Moncks Bay, improving pedestrian connections in the area and finding the best way to fit in the path itself.

To make these improvements we will need to make some changes to the street layout and we would like to hear your thoughts.

Te Ara Ihutai Christchurch Coastal Pathway

The Christchurch Coastal Pathway will provide access along the coastline between Ferrymead and Scarborough Beach in Sumner.  It connects communities along its route, protects and enhances the wildlife along the way, and is expected to be a significant visitor attraction once it is completed.

The Pathway is a joint project between Christchurch City Council and Christchurch Coastal Pathway Group.


What we're changing

  • New 40km/h speed zone from 157 Main Road to connect to the 30km/h speed zone in Sumner
  • Two new pedestrian refuge islands at the stone tram shelter and Moncks Bay car park
  • Removal of some parking on Main Road to allow space for the pathway
  • New angle parking on Cliff Street and Bayview Road to offset parking removal on Main Road
  • Safety upgrades where Cliff Street and Bayview Road intersect with Main Road.
  • New cycle stand at intersection of Cliff Street and Main Road
  • Upgrade to the car park at the pump station site on Main Road
  • Tree and vegetation removal along new path alignment and new local native planting where space allows

Bus stop relocations

  • 1 Wakatu Avenue to 2 Wakatu Avenue
  • 208 Main Road to  be moved 12 metres east
  • 244 Main Road to 234 Main Road
  • Christchurch Yacht Club to be moved 18 metres east
  • Pump station carpark to be moved 32 metres west


What we're asking

Is there anything we need to know before carrying out these changes? 

For our changes to be effective, they need to be understood and supported by the community.

That’s why we want to hear from you. 



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  • Decision made

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