Please read this attached submission from Australia's Victoria Walks
Safer Speeds to Walk to School 27th November 2019 Living Streets Aotearoa strongly endorses the Government’s commitment to improve safety for students walking to school through today’s announcement about lowering speeds around schools.
“Walking is a healthy and social choice for students, either for the whole journey or combined with public transport,”
We have a policy on those eScooters. They are not welcome on NZ footpaths, they put people off walking due to the speed of these machines. We welcome them in cycle lanes and low speed roads.
See our policy here.
There are more types of these vehicles lined up wanting to use the footpaths. You have our answer 'Not on the footpath'
A petition to Government that would see e-scooters and other personal transport devices banned from New Zealand footpaths has been launched by a national coalition.
The coalition, which represents 14 member organisations across New Zealand, says that they have been working to support the Government as it brings in the Accessible Streets regulatory package.
“Although there are some good things in it, this package also seems to permanently allow personal transport devices such as e-scooters to be used on our footpaths.” says coalition spokesperson Dr. Chris Teo-Sherrell.
Living Streets Aotearoa is shocked that the Coroner has said “the girl killed by the rubbish truck should not have been walking to school without an adult.”
It is a child's right to walk to school safely, and its the Government's job to make sure it was safe to walk to school or to play.