The manager of transportation planning for the city of Vancouver, Canada, is holding a public presentation in Wellington tomorrow
Dale Bracewell is steering Transportation 2040, the British Columbian city’s high-level vision for all modes of transport, with specific mobility and safety goals. Vancouver achieved its interim target of 50 percent of all daily trips by sustainable modes, and is on track to achieve two-thirds of all daily trips by walking, cycling and public transport in 2040.
With Wellington facing major transport and land-use choices during the Let’s Get Wellington Moving process, this is a great opportunity to learn from Dale’s experiences applied to Wellington.
Also, from 11:30 tomorrow morning, NZTA are running a 90-minute Share the Road presentation at their Chew’s Lane offices. This will explore the research conducted by NZTA last October into attitudes about sharing the road between people in cars and people on cycles.
The NZTA research was designed to:
- Test and quantify the hypothesis based on international research that drivers view cyclists negatively, resulting in less considerate behaviour;
- Deepen understanding of the attitudes of people driving towards sharing the road with people on bikes, including their view of specific safety behaviours taken by cyclists;
- Fill gaps in the understanding of behaviours and attitudes in relation to footpath cycling for children;
- Explore if there are attitudes to share to sharing the road in general that might make it harder to shift attitudes towards people on bikes.
If you are interested please email Elizabeth Claridge to let her know you are coming: [email protected]