The Shared Path: how low-traffic areas in Aotearoa’s cities can decarbonise transport, save lives, and create connected urban communities
Amid the stress, uncertainty, and disruption of the pandemic, the Level 4 lockdown changed how many people experienced their neighbourhoods and gave us an insight into a life where people, not cars, held dominion over the streets. Many people reported being pleasantly surprised by how much they enjoyed the safer, quieter streets, and the sense of community that these encouraged. What can we do to keep our street like this without lockdown conditions?
Lowering traffic volumes and reducing vehicle trips in Aotearoa’s cities is an important tool that could help achieve Aotearoa’s climate, road safety, and wellbeing commitments, but one that has been under-utilised to date. The Shared Path report makes the case to rapidly accelerate the implementation of low-traffic streets and neighbourhoods in Aotearoa’s cities, and makes specific recommendations to enable this.
Join us for a panel discussion to celebrate the launch of the 'The Shared Path', published by the Helen Clark Foundation in partnership with WSP New Zealand.
The panel features:
• Kathryn King, Portfolio Manager, Developing Regions, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
• Lillian Tahuri, Māori Responsiveness Programme Manager, Auckland Transport
• Dr Rowan Dixon, Principal Sustainability and Resilience, WSP New Zealand
• Holly Walker, Deputy Director and WSP Fellow, The Helen Clark Foundation (report author)
The discussion will be hosted by David Kidd Director Client Experience and Strategic Advisory at WSP, and Kathy Errington, Executive Director at the Helen Clark Foundation.
Download the Shared Path report here: https://helenclark.foundation/the-shared-path
Accessible version: https://helenclark.foundation/the-shared-path-accessible
Learn more about the Helen Clark Foundation here: https://helenclark.foundation/
Learn more about WSP New Zealand here: https://www.wsp.com/en-NZ