Christchurch City Council is committed to working with the community, in partnership with national agencies, to develop a positive road safety culture and reduce the number of people killed or injured on our roads.
Christchurch City Council run campaigns and programs every year aimed at educating and protecting road users. We encourage all road users to observe the road rules and take care on the roads to help keep everyone safe.
Road Safety Issues
Christchurch City Council works in conjunction with New Zealand Transport Agency, Police and other community based organizations to address road safety issues. Click here to find out more
Drink and Drug-Impaired Drivers
Thirteen percent of all crashes in Christchurch are drug or alcohol related. Christchurch City Council runs campaigns in conjunction with the NZ Police which reinforce safe and sober driving behaviour and travel planning tips in the community. Click here to find out more
"Going Somewhere? So am I..." is a message for both cyclists and motorists. It's about sharing the road, treating other road users with respect and realising that we are all just trying to get somewhere. Click here to find out more
Staying safe and enjoying your ride means being able to cope with whatever obstacles, challenges and surprises you might come across on the road. You can control how other road users behave so making sure you have the skills to keep yourself safe is important. Click here to find out more
Walking is the ultimate mode of transport. It's FREE, there are no parking worries, plus it keeps you fit. On any given day around Christchurch, thousands of people walk to work, school, the shops and as part of their regular exercise plan. Click here to find out more
Intersections are among the most dangerous places on the New Zealand road network.
During the last five years in urban areas nationwide, 48% of fatal and serious injury crashes were at intersections. Click here to find out more
Learner DriversIn Christchurch City between 2005 and 2009, 36 percent of injury crashes involved young drivers. These 2024 crashes resulted in 22 deaths, 375 serious injuries and 2290 minor injuries. Click here to find out more
Young Drivers - Crash Bash
For more than a decade, Christchurch City Council has produced Crash Bash, a road safety education programme. Click here to find out more
Child Pedestrian Safety
Walking is good for children. Includes tips and safety information.Click here to find out more
School Travel Planning
School Travel Planning is an internationally recognised process whereby a school, working in conjunction with its local council, determines how it can promote safer and more sustainable travel options for school related journeys by pupils, parents, care givers and school staff. Click here to find out more
Cycle Safe Program - Schools
Cycle Safe is a programme for schools targeting year six students. Children learn to ride their cycle with confidence and be road-wise. Click here to find out more