We want to make your roads safer for everyone who uses them. We’ve heard from communities on SH35 between Te Puia Springs and Gisborne that speeds feel too high to be safe, so we’re reviewing the current speed limits to make sure they are right and safe for the road.

SH35 has been selected for speed review as the corridor is in the country’s top 10% for Deaths and Serious Injuries (DSI’s) that could be prevented through lower speeds.

Between 2009 and July 2019, nine people have died and 46 people have been seriously injured on the road between Gisborne and Te Puia Springs. Based on what we know, including technical assessments of safe and appropriate speeds, we’re proposing changes to speed limits so they’re safe and right for the road.

Before we make that decision, we want to hear from you.
Privacy statement

The information requested in this consultation/survey is being collected by the NZ Transport Agency (the Transport Agency) for the purpose of seeking feedback on the proposed changes to speed limits on SH35 Gisborne to Te Puia Springs, in accordance with the Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2017.

The survey is being administered by Crestani Communications Limited (Crestani), on behalf of the Transport Agency. Any personal information you submit as part of this process will be stored and processed on the Transport Agency’s behalf by Crestani (who will use the information for analysis and reporting purposes), in accordance with the Privacy Act 1993.

Please note that any feedback you provide is public information, and the Transport Agency may identify you as the submitter should it publish your feedback or provide it to a third party if requested under the Official Information Act 1982. Please clearly indicate, therefore, if your feedback is commercially sensitive, or if for some other reason your feedback should not be disclosed and/or you should not be identified as the submitter. Any other personal information that you provide, however, will not be made public.

Under the Privacy Act 1993 you have the right to request access to and correction of any personal information you supply as part of this process. If you wish to do so, please email gisborne.speed.reviews@nzta.govt.nz.

Based on what we know and what you’ve told us, we’re proposing the following changes.

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* SECTION 1
SH35 Tamarau

From 60m east of Wheatstone Road to 40m west of Coldstream Road (existing speed limit change point)

Existing speed limit (km/h): 70 to 80
Proposed new speed limit (km/h): 60

Are there any other factors that we should consider when making our decision?

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* SECTION 2
SH35 Okitu

From 350m north of Sirrah Street to 100m south-west of Wairere Road (both existing speed limit change points)

Existing speed limit (km/h): 70
Proposed new speed limit (km/h): 60

Are there any other factors that we should consider when making our decision?

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* SECTION 3
SH35 Makorori to Pouawa

From 400m south of Pouawa Bridge to 350m north of Sirrah Street (existing speed limit change point).

Existing speed limit (km/h): 100
Proposed new speed limit (km/h): 80

Are there any other factors that we should consider when making our decision?

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* SECTION 3 (SEASONAL)
SH35 Turihaua and Pouawa Beaches
(20 Dec–1 Feb)

From 400m south of Pouawa Bridge to 600m south of Turihaua Bridge (existing speed limit change points). This seasonal speed limit is from 20 December in any year to 1 February in the following year (existing seasonal timeframe).

Existing speed limit (km/h): 70
Proposed new speed limit (km/h): 60

Are there any other factors that we should consider when making our decision?

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* SECTION 4
SH35 Te Puia Springs township

From 80m north of Waipiro Road to 20m south of Cemetery Road (both existing speed limit changes)

Existing speed limit (km/h): 70
Proposed new speed limit (km/h): 60

Are there any other factors that we should consider when making our decision?

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* First name

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* Email

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* Name of organisation (if applicable)

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* Would you like to be emailed updates on this speed review?

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