Innovating Streets for People
Nelson South struggled for several years with high volumes of non-residential through traffic. The area had little cohesion as a place for community but rather a poorly designed urban residential area with a low socioeconomic past. In August 2019, the community petitioned to be part of the living street area, which led to a partnership between central government, local council and the community itself. What resulted demonstrates a quick, effective and innovative approach to improving safety in residential areas, with real benefits for our communities.
The Journey of Auckland’s Proactive and Innovative Residential Speed Management
Find out how Auckland’s Residential Speed Management program proactively prioritized 31% of Auckland’s residential roads for speed-related improvements. The network was divided into 446 areas and analyzed for quantitative and qualitative elements specific to each, which clearly identified communities in need of intervention and areas where different approaches can be taken. To date, speeds have reduced 20-30%, public perception has improved, and local walking and cycling has increased. Discover the program’s three key benefits and walk away with a template for developing speed management plans near you.