Information on traffic calming, traffic counts (volume and speed), speeding, speed limits, and visibility.
For speeding traffic, please call the NZ Police for enforcement. If you have problems with continuous speeding traffic in residential streets, please head to the NZ Police website and print the Community Roadwatch form so you can record the event/s. Once completed, please mail or hand in the form to the Police, who'll contact the driver/s.
Traffic counts: volume and speed
Speed and volume surveys are carried out on a regular basis on Kāpiti roads. Data received is then used to plan and develop options, if required.
Traffic calming/speed humps: what you need to know
A lot goes into determining whether speed humps are appropriate for an area.
To determine whether speed humps or other traffic calming is suitable for a certain area, we need to establish:
- Is this a primary collector route? If so, it needs to be a safe clear route for emergency vehicles, buses, and heavy commercial or industrial vehicles.
- Is this a wide and open street? Wide open streets aren't suitable for speed humps.
We also need to carry out speed surveys of the area and analyse any crash statistics to determine if it relates to speed or driver errors. Following this analysis, a decision will be made on whether there's enough evidence to warrant traffic calming for the area. If there is, consultation will be carried out with the community.
A range of factors can make areas unsuitable for speed humps:
- an increase in traffic noise level just before and after the road humps due to braking, acceleration and the vertical displacement of vehicles
- diversion of traffic to nearby streets without traffic management measures
- uncomfortable for vehicle passengers and cyclists
- an adverse effect on emergency and commercial vehicles
- they can impact on passenger comfort when used on bus routes.
Traffic signals and pedestrian crossings Rimu Road
The Rimu Road crossing has pedestrian detectors fitted and as long as the pedestrian is still on the crossing, turning traffic will be held on a red traffic light.
The green man is the instruction to cross and it will flash on for three or four seconds before it changes to the flashing red man. The flashing red man means cross if you’re already on the crossing but don't start to cross.
NOTE: while the flashing red man is active, all vehicle traffic is still held on a red traffic light. The pedestrian detectors will pick up anybody still on the crossing and the flashing red man is extended until the person is clear of the crossing.
The solid red man means don't cross as the vehicle traffic is now on a green traffic light.
Traffic light faults
To report a traffic light fault, please call us on 04 296 4700 or 0800 486 486.
Traffic speed limits
Using the Speed Limits Bylaw 2015 we can set speed limits by resolutions on all roads under our ownership or control and in certain designated locations specified in the Bylaw.
Visibility - driveways, intersections, overhanging vegetation
Visibility must be maintained in these areas. To report any visibility or sight line issues, please call us on 04 296 4700 or 0800 486 486.