Kāpiti District speed limit review underway

This week and next, the Kapiti Coast District Council is getting in touch with residents and businesses located on roads where speed limit changes are proposed, as part of the first stage of a district wide review of local roads.

This follows work done in 2017 with the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) and Kapiti’s community boards to help Council identify and prioritise roads to be looked at in a two year programme. The review is designed to ensure roads in the District are safe and operate efficiently. The second phase of the review – which will include different roads – will commence next year.

Sean Mallon, Group Manager, Infrastructure Services say the roads for review have been prioritised according to the level of safety concerns they present, and whether there has been significant change to the road environment since speed limits were set.

The community will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the proposals between now and end of April, starting with an online survey that opened this week.


“Locals know our local roads and how people use them, and we value their thoughts on the proposed speed limits for these specific roads,” Sean Mallon, Group Manager, Infrastructure Services said.

The survey, a full list and maps of the proposed areas of change, which are throughout the District are available on the Council’s website or by emailing speedlimits@kapiticoast.govt.nz.