Lower Cashmere area speed review

We’re making changes so it’s safer no matter how you get around your local neighbourhood in Lower Cashmere.

Project status: Closed for feedback
Open for feedback: 29 June 2021 to 20 July 2021

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Update 3 August 2022

The Council decided to approve the changes, on 28 July 2022.

You can view the meeting minutes, which include the formal resolutions, online at christchurch.infocouncil.biz from Friday 5 August. You can also view the recording of the decision being made(external link).

What happens next?

We expect the new speed signs to be installed in late September.

Consultation has now closed

People were able to provide feedback from 29 June to 20 July 2021.

During this time we heard from 23 individuals and groups. You can read their feedback here.  [PDF, 100 KB]

 The majority of submitters (including all organisations) supported the speed reduction (21, 91%) for the following reasons:

  • Low speeds make roads safer for everyone – pedestrians and cyclists
  • The cycleway is well used - lower speed is required for ‘greenway’ o work
  • Many young people in the area – will keep them safe

A minority of submitters did not support the speed reduction (2, 9%) for the following reason:

  • Over-engineering cycleways - waste of money

A number of other streets were requested by submitters to also be considered for speed reduction. These have been forwarded to staff working towards safer neighbourhood speeds.

A staff report will go to Council for a decision on Thursday 28 July 2022.

What we're doing

We’ve finished construction of the Nor’West Arc cycleway in your street.

To create a safe speed for cyclists and motorists to share the road, we will be installing a 30km/h speed limit on the new greenway cycleway and neighbouring streets.

Proposed changes

Changing 50km/h speed limit to 30km/h on these roads:

  • Palmside Street
  • Woodbank Street
  • Karaka Place
  • Paikea Place
  • Ferniehurst Street
  • Molesworth Place


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What we're asking

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

For speed limits 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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Who to contact

Sam Sharland,
Engagement Advisor

How the decision is made

  • Closed for feedback