Speed limit changes come into effect for Kāpiti roads

The Kāpiti Coast District Council is advising motorists that new speed limits for 36 local roads will come into effect next week. These changes are the result of Stage 1 of the Council’s District-wide speed limit review 2017-18, and follow on from community consultation earlier in the year. The review is being carried out in response to public requests for particular roads to have their speed limits reviewed by the Council.

Group Manager Infrastructure Services Sean Mallon says signs will start going up next Tuesday 14 August, and should all be in place by the end of the week.

“In each area, the new speed reflects the safe speed for the road environment, the development use and function of the road, and also reflects the speed that most traffic travels along that section of road.

“Motorists should be aware of these changes and that these new speed limits are being put in to help keep everyone safe. Once the signs are in, these speed limits will be enforceable and we hope everyone does their part to help make these roads safer for all users.”

“We’ll be touching base again with residents to remind them of the changes, and staff have started preparing for Stage 2 of the review, which people can expect to hear about soon.”

The roads under review were assessed and new limits proposed on the basis of safety risk, the road environment including land development, speed limits on adjoining roads and any changes on those roads since original speed limits were set. The Council also took into account new national rules and guidelines for speed limits administered by the NZ Transport Agency.

The full list of speed limit changes and the rationale for each is available on the Council’s website.


About other speed limit reviews:

The Council’s review of local roads is separate from NZ Transport Agency’s speed limit review of old SH1 roads between Raumati and Peka Peka (part of their SH1 revocation work). For more information on the SH1 revocation and speed limit review, visit the Transport Agency’s website.