Dyers Pass Road proposed safety improvements

Have your say on the Dyers Pass Road proposed speed limit change and no passing lines

Project status: Analysis & reporting
Open for feedback: 21st November 2017 - 18th December 2017

Consultation has now closed

 Consultation on Dyers Pass Road proposed speed limit change and no passing lines has now closed. People were able to provide feedback from 21 November 2018 to 18 December 2018.

During this time we heard from 538 individuals and groups.

Submission feedback [PDF, 6.9 MB]

Staff responses to submitters [PDF, 7 MB]

Revised plan [PDF, 1.7 MB]



Dyers Pass Road looking towards Christchurch

Dyers Pass Rd from Governors Bay Road to Sign of the Takahe is categorised as a medium to high risk route in terms of road safety.

Approximately 180 accidents have been recorded over the last ten year period resulting in 14 serious injuries and one fatality. Loss of control due to inappropriate speeds into bends, and vehicles crossing the centre line, account for a concerning number of the reported accidents. The proposed safety improvements aim to reduce the frequency of accidents along this route.

What is proposed

We are proposing the below changes:

Why 60km/h?

Council staff have travelled the route numerous times and consider that 60km/h is a safe and appropriate speed for this section of Dyers Pass Road and has the potential to reduce serious injuries and the frequency of crashes. National guidance for speed limit changes recommend this site as being a high priority.

Double yellow no passing lines

The proposed double yellow no passing lines aim to prevent motorists from doing high risk overtaking maneuvers. Motorists can legally cross the double yellow lines to pass a cyclist provided it can be done safely.

Setting speed limits

The Christchurch City Council's Speed Limits Bylaw 2010 allows Council to set and change speed limits on roads within Christchurch in accordance with the Land Transport Rule Setting of Speed Limits 2017. 

Please note it is proposed to amalgamate the Speed Limits Bylaw with the new Traffic & Parking Bylaw 2017.  For further information on this, please visit the council website(external link)

What happens next?

Once the consultation period has closed, the project team will analyse the feedback and produce a staff report which will go to the Spreydon-Cashmere and Banks Peninsula Community Board, who will then make the final decision on no passing lines and make a recommendation to council regarding the speed limit.


  • 21 November to 18 December 2017 - Consultation open
  • January 2018 - Submitters notified of consultation outcome
  • February/March 2018 - Banks Peninsula and Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board meetings and c