Hoon Hay area speed review

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

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 32 individuals and groups. You can read their feedback here. [PDF, 120 KB]

The majority of submitters (including all organisations) supported the speed reduction (22, 69%) for the following reasons:

  • Low speeds make roads safer for everyone – pedestrians and cyclists
  • Will address current speeding issues
  • The cycleway is well used and welcomes the lower speed to further enhance the experience and make it even safer
  • Mix of young families and older people in this area – will keep everyone safe

A minority of submitters did not support the speed reduction (9, 28%) for the following reasons:

  • Unnecessary as speeding is not an issue and not all streets have the cycleway on them
  • Wait 12 months to see if necessary

One person gave no clear indication of their preference

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:

  • Weir Place
  • Smartlea Street
  • Greenpark Street
  • McBeath Avenue
  • Muirson Avenue

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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

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