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

STANDS FOR: 

 

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:

3O

KM/H

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.

We have until 31 March 2019 to make our voices heard on the Speed Limits Bylaw.

DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY? 

COPY AND PASTE THIS:

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.