To improve safety for everyone we’re proposing to change some of the speed limits in South West Christchurch
Project status: Decision made
Open for feedback: 20th May 2019 - 17th June 2019
Consultation has now closed
During the course of the engagement, we received 154 submissions.
Some of the common themes were; Lower speeds, Kennedys Bush Road, Maintenance, Intersections, safety, Halswell Road, Longhurst/ Knights Stream, Consistent speeds, Extend the speed limit, Busch Lane, Aidanfield and Cashmere Road.
Team responses on common themes [PDF, 138 KB]
Submissions [PDF, 917 KB]
To improve safety for everyone we’re proposing to change the speed limits to 40km/h, 50km/h or 60km/h on;
Marshs Road, Shands Road, Springs Road, John Patterson Drive, Halswell Junction Road, Hodgens Road, Fountains Road, Whincops Road, Downies Road, Quaifes Road, Sabys Road, Candys Road, Kennedys Bush Road, Sutherlands Road, Cashmere Road, Hoon Hay Valley Road and Hendersons Road.
Why review the speed limit
Slowing down saves lives, with a strong link between speed and safety on our roads.
We want to make Christchurch roads as safe as possible so we are reviewing speed limits across the city’s roading network where there are concerns they are not safe or appropriate.
Having speed limits set at the correct level for the conditions on specific roads is one of the most important ways we can help people get to where they need to go safely.
Setting speed limits
The Christchurch City Council's Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017 allows Council to set and change speed limits on roads within Christchurch in accordance with the Speed Management guide(external link) and the Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2017(external link). Consultation is required as part of this process.
Christchurch speed limit map