Summit Road Proposed prohibited times on road restrictions

Summit Road is a popular recreational area with ecological significance. It is vulnerable to fires as seen recently, and historically with the burning of the Sign of the Bellbird in 2015. It is in the interests of the city to protect this asset.

Project status: Analysis & reporting
Open for feedback: 10th July 2017 - 25th August 2017


Concerns have been raised regarding anti-social road use, safety, damage, vandalism, fire and rubbish. Council have been working with Police, Summit Road Protection Authority and the Selwyn District Council to investigate possible solutions.

Burn-outs on Summit Road

Summit Road - antisocial road use


Refer to consultation plan [PDF, 2.2 MB]

Under the Cruising and Prohibited Times on Roads Bylaw 2014, Christchurch City Council in conjunction with Selwyn District Council proposes to restrict night time road access to Summit Road (between Rapaki Road and Gebbies Pass Road) and Worsleys Road (Summit Road to the start of the Track).

The proposed time restrictions will prohibit vehicles under 3500kg on Summit Road (from Rapaki Road to Gebbies Pass Road) and Worsleys Road (from Summit Road to the start of the Track) from 10pm - 5am, Thursday to Monday, and public holidays.

The Bylaw allows for exceptions to the prohibition including:

  • Maintaining access to Summit Road properties for owners, occupiers and their bona fide visitors.
  • Continued access for vehicles over 3500kg, cyclists and pedestrians. 

Overnight access will be unrestricted on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Car parking opposite the Sign of the Kiwi will be unaffected.

We want to hear your views on the proposal. Tell us what you think by 5pm, Friday 4 August 2017. This will help Council to make an informed decision in late 2017.

 Examples of anti-social road use and damage

Summit Road showing burn-outs

Summit Road carpark showing burn-outs and graffitiSummit Road showing burnouts

Decision making process

All feedback will be considered by the project team, prior to a staff recommendation being made at the Joint Community Boards / Infrastructure Transport Environment meeting.

The Joint Community Boards / Infrastructure Transport Environment committee will consider the staff recommendation and community feedback prior to making a recommendation to Council. Council will make a final decision on the proposal.

All submitters will receive information about the consultation summary, staff recommendation and the decision making meeting before the meeting is held.


Monday 10 July 2017 - Consultation opens
Friday 4 August 2017 - Consultation closes
October 2017 - Submitters notified of the consultation results
October 2017 - Joint Community Boards/Infrastructure Transport Environment meeting
November 2017 - Council decision making meeting
Summer 2018 - Project Implementation (subject to Council approval)

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Project status

  • Open for feedback
  • Analysis & reporting
  • Report available
  • Decision made