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Road safety

Find out about Porirua City's Road Safety Strategy, how we manage road safety requests and learn some road safety tips

Road Safety Strategy (2020-2030)

We've developed a draft road safety strategy for Porirua City which is focused on maintaining a zero road toll and reducing serious injuries from occurring on our roads by at least 40% by 2030.

Reducing harm and, more importantly, eliminating deaths and significantly reducing serious injuries from occurring on our roads is critical in developing a safe and sustainable transport system for residents and visitors in Porirua City.

We have developed a 10 year road safety strategy, utilising safe system principles to target and reduce road safety risk across Porirua’s transport network.

This strategy has a strong alignment with central government priorities on road safety, taking a system wide, multi-agency approach to achieve our goals

In addition this strategy builds upon Porirua City’s strategic priorities set out within the growth strategy 2048.

This strategy considers Porirua as a growing city and introduces a strong, systematic and measured approach to addressing future safety risk across the network. This will enable Council to have a wider focus across the whole road network targeting safer speeds, safety around schools & improved pedestrian facilities over future years.

How we handle road safety requests

Requests for broken yellow no stopping lines

We use broken yellow no stopping lines to manage kerbside parking on Porirua's roads.

They are also used to:

  • Address access issues, for example when vehicles frequently park across and block a driveway
  • To manage visibility issues, for example if parked cars are blocking sightlines
  • To make narrow roads safer and more accessible by preventing parking on one or both sides, while also being conscious that a narrow road slows traffic and reduces speeding issues

Public requests for broken yellow no stopping lines

We receive a lot of requests for broken yellow no stopping lines around the city and use the following process to manage them:

  1. All requests are logged and reviewed by the city’s Traffic and Road Safety team.
  2. If the review shows that broken yellow lines would be beneficial at this location, we undertake consultation with the public on the proposed layout of the broken yellow no stopping lines.
  3. If consultation supports the installation of broken yellow no stopping lines, the request will be submitted to the Council for approval.
  4. If approved, the broken yellow no stopping lines will be added to Council’s bylaws and the lines painted on the road. This process will ensure the new lines can be enforced.
  5. This process can take up to about 6 months to complete.

Traffic calming/speeding concerns

Council traffic engineers review requests for traffic calming by visiting the site and reviewing site specific traffic related data such as traffic volumes, speeds and crash history.

If this assessment confirms a Road Safety issue, the request is added to the Minor Safety Works programme for action, alongside other priorities and funding availability.

Following the assessment, Council Staff will be in touch to let the requestor know the results and explain what measures (if any) can be implemented.

Depending on the type of traffic-related measures that are selected, approval for these measures may take up to six months to implement (subject to funding availability).

Please note, we also encourage residents to raise speed related concerns with police, who we meet with regular to identify safety issues on Porirua's Transport network.

Road safety tips

Road safety tips

We want you to keep safe when travelling during on the roads. Here's a few of our best tips for drivers.