Speed kills, and in particular, speed kills pedestrians. Reducing urban road speeds from 50 to 30 km/h hugely improves pedestrian survival rates in accidents.
Here's the statement Living Streets Aotearoa put out yesterday in response to the Prime Minister's announcement that transport emissions reductions would be made a lower priority in the wake of Cyclone Gabrielle. We believe this approach is short-sighted and self-defeating. We're calling on the Government not to abandon its policies to reduce transport emissions.
Dropping The Ball On Emissions Reductions Not The Answer To Climate Resilience
Living Streets Aotearoa has joined the Vote Climate campaign because the importance of walking as climate action is a key part of our kaupapa.
The Government has released its Emissions Reduction Plan (ERP) discussion document, which sets out its plans for making emissions reductions between now and 2035 and asks for help in making these plans stronger.
We've prepared a guide to making a submission on this important Plan. We make eight points that you may like to incorporate into your submissions. We want
What’s this about?
He Pou a Rangi - the Climate Change Commission, set up under the Zero Carbon Act, has released its draft recommendations to the Government on what actions the Government should take to reduce New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions in line with our international commitments.
Living Streets Aotearoa is the New Zealand organisation for people on foot, promoting walking-friendly communities. We are a nationwide organisation with local branches and affiliates throughout New Zealand.
We want more people walking and enjoying public spaces be they young or old, fast or slow, whether walking, sitting, commuting, shopping, between appointments, or out on the streets for exercise, for leisure or for pleasure.