Our vision is of a Tāmaki Makaurau where all people can travel safely within the city, free from harm.
However, Auckland's roads have unsafe speeds and are dangerous to use. This is causing unnecessary and inequitable loss of life and serious injuries with children, pedestrians and cyclists disproportionately represented.
Our position statement, published today, explores the evidence behind safe speeds, and what needs to change in Auckland.
We're calling for a safe transport system for everyone through:
1. Permanent speed limits of 30km/h in areas around all schools and early learning services, to protect our tamariki who are our most vulnerable road users
2. Permanent speed limits of 30km/h around marae and in local streets and town centres to protect vulnerable road users in high use areas
3. Permanent speed limits of 60km/h on rural roads to prevent crashes in the highest risk areas
4. A comprehensive Safe System approach for cycling and walking routes that includes:
- improved safety features protecting vulnerable road users
- increased enforcement of speed limits
- a Te Tiriti approach to equity in safety