OraTaiao recognises the strong link between improving climate health and population health through policy and infrastructure that supports and facilitates active transportation across New Zealand.
We strongly support safer streets, not as simple thoroughfares or places to store private vehicles, but as a part of living, healthy communities. We therefore support the plans outlined by Wellington City Council for safer cycleways, speed changes and changes to on-street parking.
The proposed changes to the Thorndon Connections area and the Kilbirnie Connections area will benefit not only the health and safety of people who cycle and walk in the area but will contribute to climate adaptation which benefits all.
Prepared by OraTaiao representative Tess Luff, our submission can be read here.