More walking needed for the Government Policy Statement on Transport

Living Streets Aotearoa submission on the Government Policy Statement on Transport asks for some significant changes to the Policy that determines the funding for the New Zealand land transport system. The proposed GPS continues years of non-funding for walking and pedestrian activity with a heavy bias towards state highway funding. Our submission recommends the focus for the New Zealand transport system must be people-centred to support a healthy life and sustainable activity for all. We ask for funding for walking programmes to reverse the decline in school aged childrens walking. We ask for funding for footpath maintenance and a programme to address pedestrian injury and death on our roads. We support better public transport with a balanced approach to the transport choices we all make.

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