Our campaign started in 2012 is to adjust the Road Code to have a Pedestrian focus. This means changing the Give Way rules so walkers are treated like any other user of the road Mode Equilty). Making eye contact is important when we enter the road space. Our 'I See You not I.C.U (Intensive Care Unit)' campaign encourages both people (driver and walker) to make eye contact and negotiate.
What you can do?
- Be the change you want to see. Give way to people on the road, let them cross in front of you
- Write a letter to the transport Ministers Gerry Brownlee , Micheal Woodhouse and your local MP.
- Write Letters to the Editor of newspapers asking for this change.
- Join Living Streets
News Media on the Law change
Herald on Sunday 16 December 2012 Friday is the most dangerous day for a stroll in the city
WTV Chinese 29 November 2012 行人車禍意外多 加強安全來保護
NZ Herald 28 November 2012 Call to give pedestrians right of way
15 October 2012 Cycle Action Auckland are blogging about the change
20 June 2012, Wellington. Andy Smith and Mike Mellor meet with Simon Bridges Assoc Transport Minister, Iain Lees-Galoway Labour Tranport MP, Automobile Association and Cycle Advocates Network. All expressed support for this campaign. Here is the ministerial briefing paper of that meeting.
TV One Breakfast Show, 10 April 2012 - Andy Smith (President) talks on proposed rule changes.
Rotorua The Daily Post, 14 March 2012 - Walk to Work day fans asked to back law change
NZ Herald, 13 March 2012 - NZ pedestrian safety below world standards, say activists
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