Proposal: Cobham Drive and SH1 speeds

Consultation Closed

Closed 4 months ago

We're making it safer and easier to walk and bike in Miramar, Kilbirnie and Rongotai, to help achieve our goal of moving more people with fewer vehicles.

Consultation is now closed.

Consultation is now closed. Thank you to everyone who gave us feedback on this proposal.

The feedback we received on this proposal will help us design a solution that is safer and easier for everyone to get around, and help achieve a transport system free of death and serious injury.

We are currently considering all the feedback we received before making a final decision. Once a decision is made, we will share it with the public.

Why change is needed

Safety is a top priority for Let’s Get Wellington Moving. Too many people are being killed or seriously injured while driving, walking or biking on roads and paths in Wellington. Let’s Get Wellington Moving aims to make it safer for everyone to get around and help achieve a transport system free of death and serious injury.

Right now, there is no safe crossing point between Miramar and the Evans Bay Parade traffic lights. This means that some people make dangerous crossings, and other people may choose to drive, even for short trips. This adds to congestion and emissions.

Safer ways to cross

We plan to provide a safe crossing, controlled by traffic lights, that connects the new Tahitai Cobham Drive paths near ASB Sports Centre. This will make it easier for people in Miramar to walk or bike to the sports centre and to Kilbirnie town centre. It will also help people in Kilbirnie, Lyall Bay and Rongotai to get onto the new paths, which will soon provide a safe walking and biking route all the way to the city centre.

This project is part of our Three-year programme focussed on the delivery of projects that can get underway the soonest and help make it easier to get around on foot, by bike or by bus. We plan to start construction by the end of this year.

Safer speed limits

We are also consulting the community on safer speed limits in two sections of State Highway 1 between the Mount Victoria tunnel and the Airport. After completing a review of the current speed limits, we propose to change the limits on Ruahine Street (70km/h changing to 50km/h); and on Cobham Drive and Calabar Road (70km/h changing to 60km/h). An additional short stretch of Cobham Drive which is not part of SH1 is also included, to keep speed limits consistent.

Speed is a factor in every crash. No matter what the cause of the crash is, the faster the vehicle is travelling, the more likely it is that somebody will be hurt or die. Setting safer speed limits helps save lives.

What are the options?

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Your feedback: Cobham Drive and SH1 safer speeds

Total responses

3479

people have had their say

Would the proposed crossing make you more likely to walk, run, bike, or use a scooter for trips around the Miramar, Kilbirnie and Rongotai area?

51% No change
Answer Percentage of total responses
Much more likely 11%
More likely 13%
No change 51%
Less likely 5%
Much less likely 17%
Don’t know 1%
Did not answer 1%

The crossing is located in the right spot to help you get to where you want to go in the area:

43% Strongly disagree
Answer Percentage of total responses
Strongly agree 8%
Agree 17%
Neutral 16%
Disagree 13%
Strongly disagree 43%
Don’t know 2%
Did not answer 1%

How important is it to make changes to improve safety on State Highway 1?

26% Very important
Answer Percentage of total responses
Don't know 1%
Very important 26%
Important 25%
Neutral 16%
Low importance 12%
Not important 19%
Did not answer 1%

What is the primary way you travel through and around the area?

72% Car
Answer Percentage of total responses
Walk 6%
Wheelchair or mobility scooter 0%
E scooter, skateboard etc 1%
Bicycle 12%
Motorcycle/scooter 2%
Bus 5%
Car 72%
Truck 0%
Did not answer 2%

Age of respondents

21% 40-49
Answer Percentage of total responses
Under 14 0%
14-18 0%
19-29 17%
30-39 21%
40-49 21%
50-59 18%
60-69 9%
70-79 4%
80+ 1%
Did not answer 9%

Consultation is now closed.

Consultation is now closed. Thank you to everyone who gave us feedback on this proposal.

The feedback we received on this proposal will help us design a solution that is safer and easier for everyone to get around, and help achieve a transport system free of death and serious injury.

We are currently considering all the feedback we received before making a final decision. Once a decision is made, we will share it with the public.

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