Some questions to ask this election to help your urban environment…..

  •  Will your party change the rules so that operation and maintenance of, and renewal and new capital works on footpaths and other pedestrian facilities will receive NZTA funding at the same financial assistance rate as other local roads
  • Does your answer also apply to paths through green spaces that serve as through routes rather than just on-street facilities?
  •  Will your party make the pedestrian planning guide a document that has to be complied with by road controlling authorities, i.e. make it a standard rather than a set of guidelines?
  •  Will your party introduce mandatory lower speeds limits outside all schools and allocate funding to implement any changes to the street environment necessary to help drivers comply with the lower speed limits?
  • Will your party introduce mandatory lower speeds limits through areas of high pedestrian use, such as local and central retail areas, and areas where pedestrians are likely to be particularly vulnerable, such as near hospitals, resthomes and retirement villages, and children’s playgrounds and allocate funding to implement any changes to the street environment necessary to help drivers comply with the lower speed limits?
  • Does your party support all modes of transport being given the same legal status and responsibility? If so, does it support vehicular traffic (motorised and self-propelled) which is turning having to give way to pedestrian traffic which is travelling straight at an intersection?
  • Does your party support mixing pedestrians and cyclists on the same path and if so, what measures will your party take to support the safety of both pedestrians and cyclists on these paths?
  •  What other measures would your party put into action to make the environment more conducive to, and safer for, walking?
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