Safe streets for Auck­land

Auck­land Con­ver­sa­tions ex­plores Vi­sion Zero

Paper Boy - - Urbanism -

World renowned road safety strate­gist Matts-åke Belin is lead­ing a global move­ment . Vi­sion Zero is an ap­proach to road safety that can be sum­marised in one sen­tence: no loss of life on the roads is ac­cept­able. Auck­land is fac­ing a grow­ing road safety chal­lenge, with road deaths and se­ri­ous in­juries climb­ing sig­nif­i­cantly faster than pop­u­la­tion growth. Road deaths and se­ri­ous in­juries cost an es­ti­mated

$1.3 bil­lion a year in so­cial costs, which is also the es­ti­mated eco­nomic cost of con­ges­tion each year. Is there a way through to cre­ate safe, more pro­duc­tive roads at the same time? Dr Belin will ex­plore why Vi­sion Zero works, what Vi­sion Zero in Auck­land could look like, and share proven road de­sign and en­gi­neer­ing so­lu­tions that make roads safer and more pro­duc­tive. Wed 15 Nov, 5-7.15pm, Aotea Cen­tre, reg­is­ter to at­tend at con­ver­sa­tions.auck­land­coun­cil.govt.nz, or watch on­line.

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