Waimairi Road cycle lanes and parking restrictions

We are resurfacing Waimairi Road, between Peer Street and Maidstone Road in late 2020, early 2021. As part of this work we are considering installing on-road cycle lanes on this section of Waimairi Road which requires the removal on some on-street parking

Project status: Decision made
Open for feedback: 10 March 2020 to 11 May 2020

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Consultation is now closed

We received 209 Submissions.

Cycle lanes Total P120 parking restrictions Total
Support 142 Support 121
Do not support 66 Do not support 79
No preference 1 No preference 9

You can read the submissions and the analysis summary below

Submissions [PDF, 969 KB]

Analysis summary [PDF, 361 KB]

Changes to the proposal

We considered all feedback and the following changes have been made:

  • Retain the no stopping lines outside 111 to 119 Waimairi Road.


The proposed P120 restriction starts at 8am and ends at 6pm. Over-night parking remains unrestricted.

Decision-making process

The Waipuna/Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board have the final decision on the parking restrictions. The Community Board will then make their recommendation to Council who will make the final decision on the cycle lanes.

The staff recommendation

Based on feedback received and project team input the staff recommendation is for the Waipuna/Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board:

  • To approve all parking restrictions (as per the final plan)
  • Recommend to Council that the cycle lane be installed on the east and west side of Waimairi Road between Maidstone Road and Peer Street.

Meeting details and decision-making process

A staff report will be presented to the Waipuna/Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board:

Date:       Tuesday 4 August 2020    

Time:      4pm       

Venue:    Horoeka Room, Rārākau: Riccarton Centre, 199 Clarence Street

You’re welcome to attend this meeting. If you would like to speak at the meeting, please contact the Community Board Advisor, Faye Collins at Faye.Collins@ccc.govt.nz or 941 5108 by Friday 31 July 2020. 

You can read the meeting agenda, including the staff report and any additional information, from Thursday 30 July 2020, online at christchurch.infocouncil.biz.

The final decision is recorded in the meeting minutes and will be available online at christchurch.infocouncil.biz. three working days after the meeting.

Why cycle lanes are needed on Waimairi Road 

The Uni-Cycle Major Cycle Route crosses Waimairi Road at Dovedale Avenue and provides a high-quality route for cyclists to travel between the city and Avonhead.

The number of cyclists on the route has been steadily growing by up to 20% per year. Waimairi Road is used by nearly 300 cyclists per day which is likely to grow with the increasing popularity of the Major Cycle Route.

Without dedicated facilities, cyclists sharing the road with vehicles creates safety issues. Since 2011 there have been four crashes involving cyclists in this area with two resulting in injury. The proposed cycle lanes will provide an improved level of safety for the increasing number of cyclists.

On-street parking

Waimairi Road currently has two vehicle lanes and parking on both sides. Some parking spaces need to be removed to provide room for on-road cycle lanes.

We are considering the removal of on-street parking;

  • On the east side of Waimairi Road between Peer Street and Dovedale Avenue.
  • On the west side of the road between 135 and 195 Waimairi Road.
  • On a small section outside 168 Waimairi Road.

We are also considering P120 parking restrictions on the eastern side of Waimairi Road to prevent all-day parking. Restrictions would apply from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, March to November.

We would like to hear your feedback on both the cycle lanes and the parking restrictions.

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How the decision is made

  • Decision made