Banks Peninsula speed limit review

We're making changes so it's safer for everyone to get around the peninsula.

Project status: Closed for feedback
Open for feedback: 28th January 2021 - 25th February 2021

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Consultation has closed

Consultation on the Banks Peninsula speed limit review was open from 28 January to 25 February 2021. We received 222 submissions.

Key themes

  • More policing of existing and any new speed limits.
  • Improved road quality across the area.
  • Those not in support of speed limit changes felt that it would be a waste of money and that people would not adhere to the new speed limits.

Changes to the proposal

We investigated four locations in further in detail, and from these, we are changing two of them.

Investigated – not changing

  • Simeon Quay, Brittan Terrace & Park Terrace: Some of the feedback wanted this section of Lyttelton to remain at 50km/h. Under further investigation, we found that there are a significant amount of intersections and hazards along this route which include narrow and/or changing lane widths, vehicles parking on footpaths, cyclists, and restricted sightlines- in particular from vehicle crossings. From this, we will continue to recommend lowering this section to 40km/h.
  • Marine Drive at the 45km/h bends: Some of the feedback wanted this section of Marine Drive to reduce in speed from the current 50 km/h and 60 km/h speed limits. We propose to extend the 50 km/h area to take the existing speed limit change point (position of the speed limit signs) away from the bends. This is to support the existing pedestrian activity on the road shoulders and support the anticipated pedestrian activity resulting from the Head To Head Walkway project. The issue with extending it past Orton Bradley Park, Charteris Bay Golf Club and residential properties is the relatively low level of activity at this location. As a result, the current 60 km/h speed limit in this location is still considered appropriate, but we can review it if any conditions change.

Investigated – Changing

  • Waipapa Avenue at Stoddart Point: We proposed to set a new 40 km/h speed limit and retain the existing 20 km/h on sections of Waipapa Avenue. From the feedback, we are recommending 30 km/h on all these sections of Waipapa Avenue. This is aimed to better reflect the shared spaces that are currently utilised by all road users. A 30 km/h speed limit is recommended to begin on Waipapa Avenue just above the intersection to the Hall, Library, medical centre and playing fields. This also reduces the number of speed limit change points (position of the speed limit signs) and speed limit signage required.
  • Le Lievre Lane: This short and narrow access road is currently signposted at 10km/h. The strong environmental conditions dictate a low operating speed. The posted speed limit is not formalised on our records, and as a result, the legal speed limit is 50 km/h. Given the desire to rationalise speed limits wherever possible and reduce the number of signs, we recommend that Le Lievre Lane be formalised within the broader proposed 40km/h area for Akaroa. 

Submissions [PDF, 3.9 MB]

New proposed speeds map(external link)

Meeting details

A staff report to the Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū/Banks Peninsula Community Board to recommend to Council to approve the Banks Peninsula Area speed limit changes will be presented:

Date:    Monday 28 June

Time:   10am

Venue: Lyttelton Community Boardroom, 25 Canterbury Street, Lyttelton

This is a public meeting and everyone is welcome.

You can read the meeting agenda, including the staff report and any additional information, from Thursday 24 June online at christchurch.infocouncil.biz.

The decision will be recorded in the meeting minutes, these are available online three working days after the meeting.


Details of the proposed speed limit changes can be found in either the drop-down, list of areas, or in the interactive map below

Lyttelton

We're making changes so it's safer for everyone to get around Lyttelton. We’re lowering the speed limit from 50 km/h to 40 km/h around the Lyttelton area. The new speed limit applies between Cass Bay and Sumner Road. It excludes Norwich Quay and Gladstone Quay (SH74) which are controlled by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.

Akaroa

We’re lowering the speed limit from 50 km/h to 40 km/h around the Akaroa area. We’re lowering the speed limit from 50 km/h to 40 km/h
in Akaroa Township. The new speed limit applies between Old Coach Road and Lighthouse Road. It excludes SH75 which is controlled by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, and existing 10 km/h, 20 km/h and 30 km/h speed limits within Akaroa.

Waipapa Avenue

We’re proposing a 40 km/h speed limit on Waipapa Avenue in Diamond Harbour to improve safety for users of the road. The 20 km/h sections will remain.

Rural roads

We’re lowering speed limits to improve safety on many of the rural roads in the area. Many of the roads are being reduced from 100 km/h to 60 km/h to reflect the local road conditions.

Area Current speed Proposed speed
Lyttelton    
Lyttelton Township including Naval Point and Corsair Bay 50 km/h 40 km/h
Governors Bay Road 60 metres north of Park Terrace 50 km/h 40 km/h
Cass Bay
Bayview Place 50 km/h 40 km/h
Cass Bay Place 50 km/h 40 km/h
Harbour View Terrace  50 km/h 40 km/h
Kaikomako Place 50 km/h 40 km/h
Mariners Cove 50 km/h 40 km/h
Charteris Bay
Marine Drive (extension of 50 km/h area) 60 km/h 50 km/h
Diamond Harbour
Waipapa Avenue (Marine Drive intersection to Wharf) 50 km/h 40 km/h
Purau/Port Levy route
Fernlea Point Road 100 km/h 60 km/h
Fields Road 100 km/h 60 km/h
Old Port Levy Road 100 km/h 60 km/h
Pa Road 100/50 km/h 40 km/h
Pa Road 100 km/h 60 km/h
Puari Road 50 km/h 40 km/h
Purau- Port Levy Road 100 km/h 60 km/h
Putiki Road 100 km/h 40 km/h
Richfield Road 100 km/h 60 km/h
Wharf Road 100 km/h 60 km/h
Port Levy/Pigeon Bay route, Pigeon Bay
Double Bay Road 100 km/h 60 km/h
Frasers Road
100 km/h 60 km/h
Holmes Bay Road 100 km/h 60 km/h
Holmes Bay Road (existing 50km/h speed limit section) 50 km/h 40 km/h
Holmes Bay Valley Road 100 km/h 60 km/h
Little Pigeon Bay Road 100 km/h 60 km/h
Pigeon Bay Road (existing 50 km/h speed limit section) 50 km/h 40 km/h
Port Levy-Pigeon Bay Road 100 km/h 60 km/h
Starvation Gully Road 100/50 km/h 40 km/h
Wharf Road 50 km/h 40 km/h
Kukupa
Kukupa Place 100 km/h 40 km/h
Middle Road (Lower section at Kukupa) 100 km/h 40 km/h
Pettigrews Road (Lower section at Kukupa)  100 km/h 40 km/h
Puaha Valley
Duddons Track 100 km/h 60 km/h
Harmans Track 100 km/h 60 km/h
Pattens Road 100 km/h 60 km/h
Puaha Road 100 km/h 60 km/h
Whites Road 100 km/h 60 km/h
Little River, Western Valley and Okuiti Valley
Batchelors Road 100 km/h 60 km/h
Breitmeyers Road 100 km/h 60 km/h
Kinloch Road (Wairewa Pa Road to Okuiti Valley Road) 100 km/h 60 km/h
Lewthwaites Road 100 km/h 60 km/h
Montgomerys Road 100 km/h 60 km/h
Okuti Valley Road 100 km/h 60 km/h
Reserve Road 100 km/h 60 km/h
Reynolds Valley Road 100 km/h 60 km/h
Usshers Road 100 km/h 60 km/h
Wairewa Pa Road (Kinloch Road to SH75 northern intersection) 100 km/h 40 km/h
Wairewa Pa Road (SH75 southern intersection to Kinloch Road) 100 km/h 60 km/h
Western Valley Road (existing 100 km/h speed limit section) 100 km/h 60 km/h
Southern Bays
Bossu Road (existing 100 km/h speed limit section) 100 km/h 60 km/h
Burrells Road 100 km/h 60 km/h
Gap Road 100 km/h 60 km/h
Harrisons Road 100 km/h 60 km/h
Island Bay Road 100 km/h 60 km/h
Jubilee Road (existing 100 km/h speed limit section) 100 km/h 60 km/h
Kinloch Road (Okuiti Valley Road to Bossu Road) 100 km/h 60 km/h
Lands End Road 100 km/h 60 km/h
Maginness Road 100 km/h 60 km/h
Magnet Bay Road 100 km/h 60 km/h
Peraki Road 100 km/h 60 km/h
Reids Hill Road 100 km/h 60 km/h
Robin Hood Bay Road 100 km/h 60 km/h
Te Oka Bay Road 100 km/h 60 km/h
Wrights Road 100 km/h 60 km/h
Akaroa
Akaroa Township 50 km/h 40 km/h
Flea Bay Road 100 km/h 60 km/h
Lighthouse Road  100 km/h 60 km/h
Stony Bay Road 100 km/h 60 km/h
Birdlings Flat and Kaitorete Spit    
Bayleys Road 100 km/h 60 km/h
Beach Street 50 km/h 40 km/h
Clifton Street 50 km/h 40 km/h 
Forest View Road  50 km/h  40 km/h  
Jones Road   100 km/h 60 km/h
Lake Terrace Road 50 km/h 40 km/h
Poranui Beach Road (existing 50 km/h speed limit section) 50 km/h 40 km/h
Poranui Beach Road (SH75- existing speed limit change point) 100 km/h 60 km/h

 

Below are the areas of the speed review in Akaroa and Lyttelton

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 under the Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2017.

More information

Safe speeds

Waka Kotahi NZTA - Deciding speed limits(external link)

Waka Kotahi NZTA - FAQs(external link)

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How the decision is made

  • Closed for feedback