To improve safety for everyone we’re proposing to change some of the speed limits in South West Christchurch

Project status: Analysis & reporting
Open for feedback: 20th May 2019 - 17th June 2019
20 May 2019

60km/h speed signTo 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

 

Table of proposed speed limit changes

Road Current Proposed
Marshs Road 80 60
Shands Road 70 60
Springs Road 80 60
John Patterson Drive 80 40
Halswell Junction Road 60 50
Hodgens Road 80 60
Fountains Road 80 60
Whincops Road 80 60
Downies Road 80 60
Quaifes Road 70 60
Sabys Road 80 60
Candys Road 80 60
Kennedys Bush Road 70 50
Sutherlands Road 80 60
Cashmere Road 70 60
Hoon Hay Valley Road 70 60
Hendersons Road 70 50