Speed Limits Bylaw

The Speed Limits Bylaw 2019 has been made under the following Act(s):

  • Local Government Act 2002
  • Land Transport Act 1998

There is no automatic revocation date for this bylaw.

Summary of speed limit changes

Roads A - L

Road Name
Current Speed Limit
Proposed Speed Limit
New Speed Limit
NTA Road Safety Engineer (Team Lead) comments and recommendations
Amuri Road 100 60 Nil Confirmed as a Private Road – the RCA has no jurisdiction. However, a 60kph speed limit is advised.
Bullman Road 100 60 60 Proposed speed limit appropriate.
Caprine Road 100 60 40 Caprine Road is a very narrow, unsealed access road with little or no shoulder area. Visibility is limited on parts of this road. Further engineering assessment indicates that a 40kph speed limit is appropriate.
Courthouse Lane 100 60 40 Courthouse Lane is a minor access road. An 80kph speed limit would not reflect the narrow, unsealed road environment. Setting of Speed Limits Guidance only allows for a 50kph speed limit with an urban environment. Given the overall road environment, and its access role, 40kph speed limit can be supported.
Daroux Drive 100 60 40 Daroux Drive is an unsealed access road. Initial sections of Daroux Drive could sustain a 60kph speed limit. However, within a short distance, the road becomes very narrow and of poor quality and resembles a farm track.
40kph speed limit can be supported for the length of Daroux Drive.
Glendale Heights 100 N/A This is a private road
Herbert Road 100 40 40 Proposed speed limit appropriate.
Ironbark Road 100 60 60 Proposed speed limit appropriate.
Jennings Road 100 60 60 Proposed speed limit appropriate.
Jenkins Road 100 60 60 Proposed speed limit appropriate.
Kahikatearoa Lane 50 50 50 This is an urban commercial zone. Proposed speed limit appropriate.
Karaka Road 100 40 40 Proposed speed limit appropriate.
Klinac Lane 50 50 50 A 30kph zone would normally be set in a highly pedestrianised environment. This is an urban commercial zone with limited pedestrian activity. Proposed speed limit appropriate.
Koranae Road 100 60 60 Proposed speed limit appropriate.
Koropewa Road 100 60 60 Setting of Speed Limits Guidance only allows for a 50kph speed limit with an urban environment.
Lodore Road 100 60 60 An unsealed road with a wide carriageway with gentle curves. Consistency of speed limits on unsealed roads is a determining factor.
Lodore Road East 100 60 60 This is a short unsealed, straight road. It has a narrow carriageway.

 

Roads M - O

Road Name
Current Speed Limit
Proposed Speed Limit
New Speed Limit
NTA Road Safety Engineering (Team Lead) comments and recommendations
Mangakaretu Road from Puketotara Rd to north of Tyree Rd (Sealed Section) 100 80 80 The proposed 80kph speed limit relates to the sealed section of the road. Proposed speed limit appropriate.
Mangakaretu Road from north of Tyree Rd to Puketotara Rd (Unsealed Section) 100 60 60 A site visit re-assessed this road and it was considered that, a speed limit of 60kph was appropriate as the unsealed section is utilised largely for access only.
Manuwai Lane 100 40 40 Setting of Speed Limits Guidance only allows for a 50kph speed limit with an urban environment. National guidance indicates that the speed limit for this road should either be 60kph or 40kph. A site visit indicated that a 60kph speed limit is inappropriate for this road.
Maritime Lane 50 50 50 Proposed speed limit appropriate.
McLeod Road 50 60 60 Setting of Speed Limits Guidance only allows for a 50kph speed limit with an urban environment. Proposed speed limit appropriate.
Montrose Road 100 80 60 Setting of Speed Limits Guidance only allows for a 50kph speed limit with an urban environment. Montrose Road is an unsealed, winding access road and a speed limit of 60kph is consistent with other unsealed roads of similar nature. A lower speed limit will have an improved dust outcome.
Ness Road from Waipapa West Rd to Shirley Rd 100 80 80 Proposed speed limit appropriate.
Ness Road from Shirley Rd 100 80 80 Proposed speed limit appropriate.
Ngapuhi Road 100 60 60 Proposed speed limit appropriate.
Okokako Road 100 60 60 Setting of Speed Limits Guidance only allows for a 50kph speed limit with an urban environment.
Old Bay Road 100 80 80 Old Bay Road provides a linkage between State Highway 1 and State Highway 10. The average operating speed on the road is less than 100kph and therefore a 100kph speed limit is considered too high.
Old Valley Road 50 60 60 70kph is a speed limit that is discouraged under national guidance unless there is compelling evidence, favouring 60kph or 80kph. Old Valley Road is unsealed, as such, 80kph is considered inappropriate.
Onekura Road from Pungaere Rd to Daroux Drive 100 80 80 Proposed speed limit appropriate.
Onekura Road from Daroux Dr to road end 100 60 60 Proposed speed limit appropriate.
Oromahoe School Road 100 60 40 An additional site visit was undertaken, and the road reviewed with consideration of the Governments newly released “Road to Zero” Strategy. Given the overall access nature of the road, and narrow unsealed character (including single lane bridge and lack of shoulder for pedestrians) it was considered that 40kph would be appropriate to align with a school speed zone.
Otaere Road 100 60 60 Otaere Road is a narrow, winding unsealed road that is principally used for access. The proposed 60kph is consistent with proposed speed limits on similar roads.

 

Roads P - S

Road Name
Current Speed Limit
Proposed Speed Limit
New Speed Limit
NTA Road Safety Engineer (Team Lead) comments and recommendations
Pataka Lane 50 50 50 Proposed speed limit appropriate.
Poplar Lane 50 50 50 Poplar Lane is a very short lane that provides access to rural residential properties.
Porotu Road 100 60 60 Porotu Road is a narrow, windy unsealed road with a limited shoulder width. The proposed 60kph is consistent with proposed speed limits on similar roads.
Pukepoto Road 100 60 60 70kph is a speed limit that is discouraged under national guidance unless there is compelling evidence, favouring 60kph or 80kph. Pukepoto Road is unsealed, winding and has a very narrow lane width. 60kph is considered appropriate.
Puketi Road 100 60 60 Officially reported crashes are reported through the NZ Police. Statistics do not include un-reported speed related crashes where cars are recovered by local people.
Puketi Road is a narrow winding unsealed road with very narrow shoulders that are often absent. A speed of 100kph is unattainable along much of the road length. 80kph is considered a dangerous speed where the winding corners cannot be safely negotiated. A site visit indicated that a safe driving speed on this road is often below 60kph, when allowing for potential oncoming traffic and maintaining control when cornering.
Puketotara Road from SH10 to Mangakaretu Rd 100 80 80 The road is sealed. Curves on this road are relatively sweeping.
A 60kph speed limit does not match the current road environment and would require “engineering down”.
Proposed speed limit appropriate.
Puketotara Road from Mangakaretu Rd to Waiare Rd. 100 60 60 The road narrows soon after the Mangakaretu Road intersection and then reverts to an unsealed road that is narrow, winding and has a very limited shoulder area.
The proposed speed limit is appropriate.
Pungaere Road from SH10 to approx. 120m southeast of Glendale Heights Road (end of seal) 100 80 80  Pungaere Road from SH10 to Glendale Heights Road is a secondary collector road with a medium high personal risk rating, based on recorded crashes. The proposed speed limit is appropriate.
Pungaere Road from approx. 120m southeast of Glendale Heights Road (end of seal) to Waiare Rd 100 60 60 A lower speed limit may have the outcome of reducing dust nuisance for residents. Travel times will not be significantly affected as the practical speed on this road is significantly lower than 100kph. The proposed speed limit is appropriate.
Riverstream Drive 100 60 40 Riverstream Drive is a residential access road. The road itself is sealed; but has no road markings and the carriageway is narrow.
A slower speed than that originally proposed is appropriate.
Sandys Road 100 80 80 and
40 from Number 238 Sandys Road to end of road.
A site visit determined that the proposed speed limit of 80kph is appropriate. However, once beyond the last house (No238, near Kirikiri Lane) the road is exclusively used to access Lake Manuwai recreation area. A speed limit of 40km/h would be appropriate for the last section of road.
Saward Road 100 60 60 A further site visit has shown that a 60kph speed limit is appropriate for the road environment. Saward Road is a very narrow unsealed road that is utilised for access only. The lack of shoulder and carriageway width on this road would require opposing cars to slow and pull off the carriageway to pass each other.
Scott Road 100 60 60 A further site visit has shown that a 60kph speed limit is appropriate for the road environment. Scott Road is a very narrow unsealed road that is utilised for access only. The lack of shoulder and carriageway width on this road would require opposing cars to slow and pull off the carriageway to pass each other.
Shirley Road 100 60 60 Shirley Road is a narrow (unmarked) sealed access road for rural residential activities. The road is relatively short and has no exit.
The proposed speed limit is appropriate.
Signal Road 100 60 60 The proposed speed limit is appropriate.
Skippers Lane 50 50 50 No change proposed

 

Roads T - W

Road Name
Current Speed Limit
Proposed Speed Limit
New Speed Limit
NTA Road Safety Engineer (Team Lead) comments and recommendations
Te Ahu Ahu Road from SH10 to Old Bay Rd 100 80 80 Refer to Section 6.4 for recommendations and analysis.
Te Ahu Ahu Road from Old Bay Rd to SH1 100 80 80 Refer to Section 6.4 for recommendations and analysis.
Topps Access Road 100 60 60 Topps Access Road is a very narrow, single lane, unsealed access road.
The proposed speed limit is appropriate.
Tyree Road 100 60 60 Tyree road is a very short access road used for moderate density residential land-use. The carriageway is very narrow, catering for single vehicles only. There is no road marking.
The proposed speed limit is appropriate.
Upokorau Road 100 60 40 Upokorau Road is a very narrow unsealed road that has torturous curves. Visibility around many curves is severely limited. There are steep drop-offs at the edge of the road, often with little or no shoulder width. A speed of 80kph is considered unattainable on this road.
On many parts of this road, a speed of 40kph would be considered excessive with limited opportunity to reach 60kph.
Valencia Lane 100 80 60 Valencia Lane is predominantly rural residential, with new subdivision development. The road has no exit and is therefore access only.
The rural residential nature of the road and the location of the School Bus Stop significantly increases the pedestrian, cyclist and other non-motorised use of the road.
60kph is an appropriate speed limit for this road.
Valencia Lane from Waingaro Lane 100 80 60 Valencia Lane changes character at Waingaro Lane. To maintain a consistent and appropriate speed limit along the length of Valencia Lane in line with the recommended decision on the other section of Valencia Lane – a 60kph speed limit is recommended.
Waiare Road from State Highway 10 to Upokorau Rd (end of seal) 100 80 80 For analysis and recommendations, refer to Section 6.2 above.
Waiare Road from Upokorau Rd to 50m north of Puketi Road (Unsealed Section) 100 60 60 For analysis and recommendations, refer to Section 6.2 above.
Waiare Road from 50m north of Puketi Road to State Highway 1 100 80 80 For analysis and recommendations, refer to Section 6.2 above.
Waikaramu Road 100 60 60 The road is unsealed, and in most cases the carriageway is narrow, with areas that have a limited shoulder area. Curves are generally relatively gentle and connected by straight sections of road.
60kph is an appropriate speed limit for this road.
Waikopiro Lane 100 60 60 Proposed speed limit appropriate
Waikuku Road 100 60 60 Setting of Speed Limits Guidance only allows for a 50kph speed limit with an urban environment.
70kph is a speed limit that is discouraged under national guidance unless there is compelling evidence, favouring 60kph or 80kph. It should be noted that 80kph is an unsafe speed on this road and is unlikely to be attainable – as such 80kph is not being considered.
Waimate North Road from SH10 to 50m south of Amuri Rd 100 60 Refer 6.1 above For options and recommendations, refer to Section 6.1 above.
Waimate North Road from 50m south of Amuri Rd to Te Ahu Ahu Road 100 80 Refer 6.1 above For options and recommendations, refer to Section 6.1 above.
Waipapa Loop Road 50 50 50 Proposed speed limit appropriate
Waipapa West Road 100 80 80 Waipapa West Road leads directly onto Ness Road, which has a proposed speed limit of 80kph.
There is no significant change in the road environment from Waipapa West Road onto Ness Road. A consistent speed limit is therefore appropriate.
Wehirua Road 100 80 80 Wehirua Road is a relatively short (1.9km) two lane undivided, sealed road connecting Waiare Road with SH 1
There is a significant shift in the road environment from the State Highway (100kph) to Wehirua Road, with the smaller local road being significantly narrower that the State Highway.
The Wehirua Road and Waiare Road environment is similar, so speed limits should also be similar. A consistent speed limit is therefore appropriate.
The difference in travelling 80kph vs 100kph over 2km is approximately 18seconds.
Whakataha Road 100 60 60 Setting of Speed Limits Guidance only allows for a 50kph speed limit with an urban environment.
Whakataha Road is a narrow, unsealed, access only road with no exit. Vehicles using this road are expected to be local vehicles accessing properties.
The shoulder area is very narrow, and in some areas, there is virtually no shoulder. Opposing cars would need to slow significantly to pass each other.
A lower speed limit would be appropriate for this road.
Wiroa Road from SH10 to 50m southwest of Kerikeri Airport Entrance (current 100km/hr transition) 80 60 60 Refer to Section 6.3 for recommendations and analysis.
Wiroa Road from 50m southwest of Kerikeri Airport Entrance to Waiare Rd 100 80 80 Refer to Section 6.3 for recommendations and analysis.