The Esplanade Slow Zone

We are improving pedestrian safety on The Esplanade in Island Bay by creating a ‘slow zone’ and making safety improvements at the Shorland Park foreshore crossing point.

About the project

The improvements are:

  • A new pedestrian refuge island
  • New broken yellow lines near the crossing for visibility
  • New white road markings
  • Shorland Park to Southern Walkway ‘staggered gates’ to ensure children and cyclists don’t race through the Shorland Park entrance and onto the road
  • A ‘Slow Zone’ with road markings and signage at both ends of Island Bay beach. Similar ‘Slow Zones’ are at Moa Point and Breaker Bay. 

The 'Slow Zone' still retains the 50 km/h speed limit but advises drivers of the change in roadside conditions with the expectation to observe a slower driving speed.

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Contact us

For more information, contact:

Zackary Moodie, Transport & Infrastructure
Email: zackary.moodie@wcc.govt.nz