AA Lobbying: Part Two – The Survey

Last week Auckland Transport opened consultation on a bylaw to set new speed limits. The programme over the next few years will hopefully put our speed limits in line with best international practice, and reduce the appalling level of road trauma our city has: These statistics represent failings in two ways: too many people dying, and too few people walking, cycling and possibly motorcycling – because of the unsafe and unhealthy environment.…
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The Climate Action Plan

How can Aucklanders contribute to solving the climate crisis? Perhaps our strength lies in community; a crisis like this could work to align interests towards a common goal. Last year, Auckland Council launched an online Ideas Hub, which is a way for residents to share ideas and see what others are thinking.…
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Victoria’s Secret

Victoria’s traffic fatalities dropped by 17.8% last year, to 213. This means their traffic authority, VicRoads, is on track for meeting its interim Vision Zero target of fewer than 200 lives lost in 2020. Each one of the lives lost is an unacceptable tragedy, but the drop from 2017 (259 lives) is part of a steady reduction in lives lost, and hopefully this will continue: (The December total was interim when the chart was made, and therefore is in red but, sadly, two more lives were lost that month.) Victoria’s drop in road deaths by 17.8% was much better than the Australian average of a 6.4% drop.…
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The Driver License Test Guide

“Faster. Faster. Faster… OK, pull over, and we’ll discuss that. Back there, if you go at that speed in your test, you’ll fail. It’s a critical error. That road is where four of my students have failed their test for driving too slowly.” Sitting in the back seat during the driving lessons this year was an educational experience for me.…
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