Information on footpath speed limit
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From: Ellen Blake
Kia ora Ministry of Transport,
I would like to request the information and research used to determine what a safe speed on a footpath is. This relates to the speed of 15km/h set in the Accessible Streets road rule change proposals for use on footpaths.
How was this information on speed used to make evidence-based policy decisions?
I note Auckland Transport decisions on escooters were referred to. What information has been received from Auckland Transport on the impact on pedestrians of speed of vehicles on footpaths?
What monitoring will be done of speed on footpaths? And by whom? I note moving vehicle infringements are managed by Police.
I understand there is no reliable or enforceable means of gauging lower speeds. What method will be used to ascertain speeds on footpaths that can be used for enforcement?
What research has been done on the speed of pedestrians on footpaths and how this will be impacted by vehicles also using footpaths?
At what point will footpath speed limits be reviewed? Is there a limit to the number of injuries to pedestrians on footpaths from vehicle users as a trigger for review?
Living Streets Aotearoa - Kaituitui a Whanganui a Tara
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On behalf of the Ministry of Transport, I acknowledge your Official
Information Act request of 16 June 2020 below.
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