Living Streets wants greater emphasis to be given to keeping pedestrians and other vulnerable road users safe.
What you can do?
- Sign this petition
- 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 Phil Twyford, Julie Anne Genter, Shane Jones and your local MP.
- Write Letters to the Editor of newspapers asking for this change.
- Join Living Streets
Research on the area.
REVIEW OF ROAD USER RULES FOR PEOPLE WALKING AND CYCLING NZTA March 2017
Feasibility of implementing European/ North American 'cross walk' laws in New Zealand C L McCrostie, University of Canterbury 2014
News Media on the Law change
World Health Organisation August 2014 Check List for Age Friendly Cities see item 6
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
Rules have changed to favour Pedestrians in France.
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.
NZ Herald, 9 April 2012 - Pedestrian deaths have surged to an alarming level
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