make a submission on slow speeds
Auckland is experiencing a road safety crisis.
In 2017, 64 people died and 749 were seriously injured on our road network.
There has been a 78% increase in road deaths from 2014-2017.
Road deaths are not inevitable. We should design our streets to be safe places.
HEALTHY STREETS ALLIANCE AUCKLAND
To achieve this, we are calling for:
Roads that don't kill us. Speeds that are survivable. Streets that are liveable.
Speeds in Auckland city centre,
Auckland town centres and on Auckland's school roads to
be reduced to:
We also stand with Auckland
Transport's safer speed campaign:
to set speed limit reductions on
Auckland's identified high risk roads.
what Auckland transport is proposing:
Auckland Transport is proposing a new bylaw to set safer speed limits - starting with 10% of Auckland's roads which have been identified as particularly high-risk.
This means that:
There will be a speed limit reduction on Auckland's highest risk roads.
DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY?
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I support the proposed new speed limits on identified high-risk roads.
I also call on Auckland Transport to introduce default 30km/h speeds around all town centres and schools.
I support the above speed changes because: slower speeds are safer speeds, and slow streets are more equitable, inclusive, sustainable and healthy.
I encourage AT to pursue widespread speed changes for our town centres and around our schools, rather than a gradual piecemeal approach, because I believe widespread speed changes are more consistent and thus easier to adapt to.