eBulletin December 2018

: 17 Dec 2018


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Dear Lester and the Auckland Transport Board,

: 8 Dec 2018

Dear Lester and the Auckland Transport Board,

London, New York, Melbourne, Sydney, Berlin, Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Paris

These great cities of the world have speed limits of 30 km/h.
Their safer speeds have resulted in less death and serious injuries, however these cities also recognise the benefits of safe speeds are much broader:


Traffic flows improve: more people walk/cycle, greater public transport use, less congestion and travel time reliability improves.


Safety comes first in decision to lower speed limit on a high-risk section of State Highway 58.

: 14 Sep 2018

After careful consideration, the Transport Agency is lowering the speed limit from 100km/h to 80km/h on a high-risk section of State Highway 58. The change comes into effect on 22 September 2018.

“It’s also important to note that Police, Fire and Emergency New Zealand, the Automobile Association, Hutt City Council, Wellington City Council, Porirua City Council, Living Streets Aotearoa and many local residents support the Transport Agency’s decision to lower the speed limit.”


Skypath gives Auckland's feet a lift

: 29 Aug 2018

Living Streets Aotearoa President Andy Smith says "Skypath will be a wonderful connection for Auckland's walkers, runners and wheelchair users as well as cyclists. Skypath gives Auckland's feet a lift!"

He adds "It's a pleasure to have worked with cycling advocates on this important project."

Mr Smith says "Living Streets Aotearoa congratulates the new Government on its commitment to walking and cycling, welcomes the $390m fund and looks forward to significant changes due to the new focus on healthy, sustainable transport."


Walkers welcome significant investment in safe and sustainable transport

: 30 Jun 2018

Walking advocates say the new transport budget is good news for safer roads and footpaths.


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