Date:
24 Sep 2019,
5.00PM – 7.00PM
duration:
2 hrs
Venue:
Auckland Town Hall
Address:
301-317 Queen Street
Auckland
Cost:
Free event
Register Add to Calendar 2019-09-24 17:00:00 2019-09-24 19:00:00 Pacific/Auckland [VISI2-001] Join us for a discussion on how we are working with our partners to make Vison Zero our reality in Tāmaki-Makaurau, looking at some examples of vision zero in action across the city and opportunities for real change across the network. Auckland Town Hall Engineering New Zealand hello@engineeringnz.org

Join us for a discussion on how we are working with our partners to make Vison Zero our reality in Tāmaki-Makaurau, looking at some examples of vision zero in action across the city and opportunities for real change across the network.

Imagine an Auckland where our children look forward to walking or cycling to their school, local dairy and sports practice or hanging with their mates, cycling to explore their neighbourhood. If that sounds familiar, it’s because many of us grew up this way. Research shows active children grow up to be healthier adults. However, current research also shows that only 7% of five-to-seven-year olds are getting the recommended level of moderate to vigorous exercise. The top reason for parents not allowing their children to actively commute to school or explore their neighbourhoods is the fear of traffic and speeding cars.

 

Vision Zero for Tāmaki-Makaurau sets out how the principles of Vision Zero will be used to create a city and region that allows our children to grow up curious and experience the freedom of being active. As the custodian of our region’s transport systems, Auckland Transport plays a vital role in shaping the future of our region. We’ll make this happen using an evidence-based approach and by refusing to trade off people’s safety for other benefits, making safety our top priority.

Presenters

Stephanie Spedding