We're making changes so it's safer for everyone to get around the peninsula.
The Council approved the new speed limits that were proposed at their meeting on Tuesday 17 August 2021 with the following addition:
There was also strong support for delaying any implementation of the new Council speed limits until Waka Kotahi (NZ Transport Agency) undertake their consultation on State Highway 74, Norwich Quay and Gladstone Quay. If their proposed speed limits are successful, we will implement all the new speed limits together in February/March 2022.
You can view the meeting minutes,(external link) which include the formal resolutions online, (page 12, item nine) or watch the discussion at the Council meeting(external link).
The new speed limit signs start to be installed from 4 October 2021.
Consultation on the Banks Peninsula speed limit review was open from 28 January to 25 February 2021. We received 222 submissions.
We investigated four locations in further in detail, and from these, we are changing two of them.
Investigated – not changing
Investigated – Changing
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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|
|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|
|Marine Drive (extension of 50 km/h area)||60 km/h||50 km/h|
|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|
||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 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|
|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|
|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 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|
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.