Champion Street - Proposed Safety Improvements

We would like your feedback on a range of traffic and pedestrian safety improvements proposed for Champion St

Champion St safety proposals

These improvements include upgrades to several intersections and the development of new crossing points to improve safety for drivers and pedestrians using Champion Street.

Champion Street has seen several crashes over the past 10 years, with 50% resulting in serious injury or worse. As an arterial road carrying around 8500 vehicles a day, there is a high risk of further crashes occurring and traffic volumes are likely to increase with the Government’s development of housing in the area. 

Speed Surveys

Speed surveys carried out at three locations along Champion St this year showed vehicles were travelling at speeds above 50km/h near the Windley St intersection, while speeds at the other sites further east along Champion St, towards the Cannons Creek shops, were much lower.

This proposal includes a significant upgrade to the Windley St/Champion St intersection to improve safety for pedestrians crossing both Champion St and Windley St by encouraging lower vehicle speeds.

We are also proposing to upgrade the following intersections with improved markings, signage and central concrete islands

  • Cornwall Crescent/Champion Street (both intersections)
  • Hereford Street/Champion Street (both intersections)
  • Gloucester Street/Champion Street

Key bus route

Champion Street is also a key bus route between Porirua CBD and Eastern Porirua. We are proposing to develop several informal crossing points to improve access for residents using the current bus stops. These crossings will include islands built out from the footpath to improve visibility and shorten the crossing distance. Some will also include refuge islands in the middle of the road, to provide a safe central refuge for pedestrians if required. 

Have your say

This consultation process began 19 December 2019 and ends 17 January 2020. A letter outlining the proposals was dropped to the most closely affected residents. 

You can still have your say by, downloading the application form and submit via: 

  1. email it to Luke Benner: Luke.Benner@poriruacity.govt.nz  or
  2. post it back in the envelope provided to PO Box 50218.
  3. Or using the online form below

Online application

Porirua City Council Minor Safety Works Questionnaire - Investigation into road safety improvements on Champion Street