Katoa, Ka Ora Draft Speed Management Plan for Auckland

Consultation has concluded

Legislation requires safe speed limits around all schools by 2027


Auckland Transport (AT) invited public feedback on the draft Katoa, Ka Ora: Auckland speed management plan 2024-27 between 24 July and 28 August 2023.

Katoa, Ka Ora (KKO) means everyone alive, healthy, and well. As a Road to Zero partner, AT wants Auckland’s roads to be free from deaths and serious injuries. Although speed is not the only factor in a crash, it determines whether someone is serious injured or killed. No matter whether you drive, walk, cycle or use public transport, everyone deserves to get to where they are going safely.

Some Aucklanders still have mixed feelings about speed limit changes, though.

They worry about:

  • longer travel times
  • learning different speed limits
  • making mistakes

But they also know that unsafe speed limits:

  • stop their kids walking or cycling to school
  • add to congestion because parents feel they have to drive their kids to the school gate

We requested your views on a new draft speed management plan that proposes:

  • permanent speed limit changes for groups of residential roads near schools and town centres
  • permanent speed limit changes for groups of roads and some individual roads in rural Rodney, Franklin and Aotea
  • variable speed limit changes for schools on main/high-traffic roads (variable speed limits are reduced speeds that operate when a flashing speed limit sign is turned on, usually before and after school)
  • a permanent change for a section of Karioitahi Beach, under request from Auckland Council.

It will include about another quarter of the road network across the Auckland region and changes will:

  • be easy-to-understand
  • add less than 15 seconds to an average 20-minute car trip
  • have simple signs and colourful road markings
  • makes school neighbourhoods safer for families so kids can walk to school
  • makes rural, unsealed and no exit roads safer for country people

We will keep the current permanent speeds on our largest and busiest urban roads.


Public feedback is now closed.


Shaping/Developing the plan


Since February 2022 the AT Speed Programme Team have conducted 64 pre-consultation engagement activities with Mana Whenua, partners, stakeholders, and the community. Key themes from these engagements have helped to shape the draft plan.

The Auckland Transport Safe Speed website holds further information on the vision of the programme and evidence on how safe speed limits save lives.

On the website you can also find information on previous phases of the Safe Speed Programme and safe speeds in town centres.

The information is also available at the links on the right side of this page.


Public feedback was open between 24 July and 28 August 2023


Several online and in person Drop-in Sessions were held and a recording of one of these sessions is available in the section on the right of this page.

To see the proposed changes on an interactive map, go to the bottom of this page. Note this map is for viewing only.

People could provide feedback in writing, via an online survey or by completing a hardcopy feedback form.

All hardcopy feedback forms and supporting reference documents were available at all Auckland public libraries and local board offices for the duration of the consultation.


Next steps


Consultation feedback analysis is complete. An independent peer review of the consultation process was conducted by Engagement Plus. Their report is available in the Consultation Feedback Reports section on the right.

The public feedback reports have been submitted to all 21 Local Boards for their review and final resolutions on the proposal. The feedback reports and Local Board resolutions responding to the proposals are available to download in the Consultation Feedback Reports section on the right of this page.

After any changes have been incorporated into the plan, recommendations will be presented to the Auckland Council Transport and Infrastructure Committee. The final decisions around the proposals will be made by the Regional Transport Committer and are expected to be publicly available in March 2024.

Implementation of any recommended speed limit changes are expected to begin in the 2024/2025 financial year.

We will notify anyone who has given feedback when the completed feedback report is available.

It is important to note that while all feedback will be considered and reviewed this consultation is not a public vote. AT will make the final recommendation to the Regional Transport Committee in line with their statutory and regulatory responsibilities as a Road Controlling Authority.


Legislation requires safe speed limits around all schools by 2027


Auckland Transport (AT) invited public feedback on the draft Katoa, Ka Ora: Auckland speed management plan 2024-27 between 24 July and 28 August 2023.

Katoa, Ka Ora (KKO) means everyone alive, healthy, and well. As a Road to Zero partner, AT wants Auckland’s roads to be free from deaths and serious injuries. Although speed is not the only factor in a crash, it determines whether someone is serious injured or killed. No matter whether you drive, walk, cycle or use public transport, everyone deserves to get to where they are going safely.

Some Aucklanders still have mixed feelings about speed limit changes, though.

They worry about:

  • longer travel times
  • learning different speed limits
  • making mistakes

But they also know that unsafe speed limits:

  • stop their kids walking or cycling to school
  • add to congestion because parents feel they have to drive their kids to the school gate

We requested your views on a new draft speed management plan that proposes:

  • permanent speed limit changes for groups of residential roads near schools and town centres
  • permanent speed limit changes for groups of roads and some individual roads in rural Rodney, Franklin and Aotea
  • variable speed limit changes for schools on main/high-traffic roads (variable speed limits are reduced speeds that operate when a flashing speed limit sign is turned on, usually before and after school)
  • a permanent change for a section of Karioitahi Beach, under request from Auckland Council.

It will include about another quarter of the road network across the Auckland region and changes will:

  • be easy-to-understand
  • add less than 15 seconds to an average 20-minute car trip
  • have simple signs and colourful road markings
  • makes school neighbourhoods safer for families so kids can walk to school
  • makes rural, unsealed and no exit roads safer for country people

We will keep the current permanent speeds on our largest and busiest urban roads.


Public feedback is now closed.


Shaping/Developing the plan


Since February 2022 the AT Speed Programme Team have conducted 64 pre-consultation engagement activities with Mana Whenua, partners, stakeholders, and the community. Key themes from these engagements have helped to shape the draft plan.

The Auckland Transport Safe Speed website holds further information on the vision of the programme and evidence on how safe speed limits save lives.

On the website you can also find information on previous phases of the Safe Speed Programme and safe speeds in town centres.

The information is also available at the links on the right side of this page.


Public feedback was open between 24 July and 28 August 2023


Several online and in person Drop-in Sessions were held and a recording of one of these sessions is available in the section on the right of this page.

To see the proposed changes on an interactive map, go to the bottom of this page. Note this map is for viewing only.

People could provide feedback in writing, via an online survey or by completing a hardcopy feedback form.

All hardcopy feedback forms and supporting reference documents were available at all Auckland public libraries and local board offices for the duration of the consultation.


Next steps


Consultation feedback analysis is complete. An independent peer review of the consultation process was conducted by Engagement Plus. Their report is available in the Consultation Feedback Reports section on the right.

The public feedback reports have been submitted to all 21 Local Boards for their review and final resolutions on the proposal. The feedback reports and Local Board resolutions responding to the proposals are available to download in the Consultation Feedback Reports section on the right of this page.

After any changes have been incorporated into the plan, recommendations will be presented to the Auckland Council Transport and Infrastructure Committee. The final decisions around the proposals will be made by the Regional Transport Committer and are expected to be publicly available in March 2024.

Implementation of any recommended speed limit changes are expected to begin in the 2024/2025 financial year.

We will notify anyone who has given feedback when the completed feedback report is available.

It is important to note that while all feedback will be considered and reviewed this consultation is not a public vote. AT will make the final recommendation to the Regional Transport Committee in line with their statutory and regulatory responsibilities as a Road Controlling Authority.


Katoa, Ka Ora - interactive map of proposed changes

7 months

Proposed speed limit changes

Proposed speed limits are shown using the colours above. (Or on the map, click on a highlighted road or area to see a pop-up box with text details). A coloured line or coloured area indicates where the proposed speed limit applies. Roads proposed for speed limit change are mostly in urban or rural areas around schools. 

Lines show a section of one road proposed for change. The colour of the line is the proposed speed limit. 

One road may have both a higher permanent and a lower variable speed limit proposed, to improve safety near a school. This will show as two different line colours e.g. a dark blue permanent 40kmh and a pink variable 30kmh to apply at school start and finish times.

Areas show Safe School Zones (blue), or Safe Rural Zones (orange). Within areas, all roads have the same proposed permanent speed limit - 30kmh in urban areas and 60kmh in rural areas.

We recommend interacting with the map before giving feedback to understand the proposed changes in areas that interest you. 

To zoom in and out on the map either scroll with a mouse or pinch/expand using two fingers on a mobile device. Click or tap on any highlighted road or area to read a pop-up box with more information.

Note - map is for information only. Leave your feedback on the proposed changes via the link on the project page.

CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded.