Vision Zero: Getting closer in Christchurch

Vision Zero is an approach to road safety that has, as its aim, zero fatalities or serious injuries. Representing his local residents’ association, David Hawke (a former CAN Secretary) made a presentation to Christchurch City Council last December requesting endorsement of the Vision Zero principles. 

The final result was a submission from Council to Government saying “We support the vision zero principles and recommend that the national road safety targets focus on a continual reduction in deaths and serious injuries.’

Have you thought about asking your local council to endorse Vision Zero? It should be easy, following the emphasis on safety in the Draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport. The documents David used in Christchurch are viewable here.