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SH73/SH75 Christchurch to Akaroa speed review project update
23 June 2021

Rural road with view of Akaroa in the background


How could this road be safer? Have your say

We're working toward a future where no-one is killed or seriously injured in road crashes.

Lots of change is needed to get us there but there is one thing we can do that will make a huge difference immediately - ensure speed limits are safe and right for the road.

We know that speed is the single biggest factor that determines if someone you love dies in or survives a crash.

That's why we're continuing to review speeds on state highways around Canterbury.

The 84km long route between Christchurch and Akaroa is one area where safer speed limits will make a big difference in preventing deaths and serious injuries.

Between 2011-2020, 75 people were killed or suffered serious injuries in crashes on this road, leaving families grieving and victims dealing with potentially life-long injuries.



Locals know the roads

Christchurch to Akaroa is one of the top 10% in New Zealand where safer speeds will result in a greater reduction in deaths and serious injuries. 

During our review, we'll be asking people to think about speeds around schools, marae, businesses and workplaces because local people have valuable knowledge of regularly travelled roads.



We want to hear from you

  • are there places that are hard to get to or from?
  • how safe do you feel crossing the highway or letting your children walk or cycle to school?
  • is extra signage needed?
  • how can visibility be improved?
  • could speed limits be extended or reduced in places?
  • is there anything else that could make the road safer in your view?



More information


Visit our website and post your feedback on the online map or download, print and mail us a FreePost feedback form


Pick up a feedback form at various locations - contact us

Speak to one of our team at a pop-up event next month:

Te Hapua Halswell Centre, Thursday 1 July 3–6pm
Little River School, Tuesday 6 July 3–6pm
Tai Tapu Hotel, Tuesday 6 July 10am–1pm
The Gaiety Hall, Akaroa Saturday 10 July 11am–2pm.

Community feedback will be combined with our technical information to help recommend which speed limits are best for the road. The next step is to formally consult with you on our recommendations, later in the year.

Feedback closes: Tuesday 27 July 2021.