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.
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
A lot goes into determining whether speed humps are appropriate for an area.
Speed humps - info sheet[PDF 1.19 MB]
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 light faults
Contact us to report a traffic light fault.
Traffic speed limits
Waka Kotahi's Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2022 came into force on 19 May 2022 which resulted in all speed limits being migrated from Council bylaws to the National Speed Limit Register (NSLR). The register is an online, map-based, central source of speed limits in New Zealand.
The NSLR can be used to search for speed limits on New Zealand roads, obtain details of specific speed limits and obtain certified copies of speed limits.
Our Speed Limits Bylaw 2015 (amended 2021) was revoked by Council on 26 January 2023.
Visibility - driveways, intersections, overhanging vegetation
Visibility must be maintained in these areas. To report any visibility or sight line issues, contact us.