Bid for safer footpaths
The Government is looking at ways to make footpaths more pedestrian friendly as new forms of transport such as e-scooters change the way people get around.
It’s looking at:
- Clarifying that pedestrians and people in wheelchairs have right of way on the footpath
- Putting in a speed limit of 15km/h (about running speed) and a width limit of 75cm for transport devices used on the footpath
- Allowing e-scooters and other transport devices to use cycle lanes
“This package looks at how we can make our streets safer for those going from A to B, particularly young children when they are learning to ride bikes, and ensuring our road rules reflect real life,” Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter said.
“How we travel around our streets and footpaths is changing as more Kiwis choose to walk, cycle, and use new forms of mobility like e-scooters.
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Beehive.govt.nz: Hon Julie Anne Genter, March 9, 2020