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Consultation closed

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  • Safe Speed Plan paused for now

    The next stage of Christchurch’s Safer Speed Plan has been paused as the Council awaits Government direction on a new Speed Setting Rule.

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Consultation on our draft Safer Speed Plan has now closed. People were able to provide feedback from 18 September to 25 October 2023.

You will be able to read their feedback and the next steps once we understand a timeline for a Council decision.

Why speed matters

No one expects a crash, but people make mistakes – including those who are careful and responsible drivers. These mistakes shouldn't cost anyone their lives.

Our plan | vision and principles

Our draft Speed Management Plan is guided by the following principles:

  • People make mistakes and that these mistakes shouldn't cost people their lives.
  • People should feel safe while using our streets.
  • People can make healthier travel choices that are better for themselves, the environment and our future.
  • Implement safe speeds that support land use changes as the population grows.
  • Make our city more healthy, livable and vibrant by creating streets where people feel comfortable using active modes of transport.
  • Work with our partners to enable behaviour change through education and enforcement.

What speeds to expect where

What speeds to expect where
Supporters of the draft safe speed plan

Contact Us

Have questions or want to learn more about a project? Contact us below:

Phone 03 941 8999 (0800 800 169)