Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

City Council wins award for road safety innovation

City Council wins award for road safety innovation

The Christchurch City Council has won a national road safety innovation award for its 40km/h school speed zone system.

The award for “Road-Based Innovation”, funded by the Road Safety Trust and administered by the Land Transport Safety Authority, was also jointly awarded to High Technology Systems who designed the electronic signage for the zones.

A New Zealand first, the zones require traffic to slow down to 40km/h at the beginning and end of the school day. They were established by the Christchurch City Council and Transit New Zealand to slow traffic in school areas, and improve safety for school children when crossing busy roads near their school.

Lee Kelly, Christchurch City Council roading projects consultation leader, says the award recognises the City Council’s innovation at being the first in the country to introduce the zones and also the city’s commitment to making the roads safer for children and school communities.

“An initial 40 km/h pilot project was set up in 1999 at five primary schools in Christchurch. Practical trials were held over the following two years, during which the 40 km/h zones proved to be a simple, effective and maintenance free method of slowing traffic in school areas and making the streets safer for children and their parents,” she says.

Since 1999, the City Council has established 11, 40km/h school zones covering 15 schools. Three new zones are being introduced in March 2004. The City Council currently has funding for a further six zones.

The 40 km/h system has now been adopted in other parts of the country to help cope with rising traffic volumes outside schools.

For more information on the awards see: www.roadsafetyinnovationawards.org.nz

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Peters/Ardern Triumph

There are a lot of good reasons to feel joyful about this outcome. It is what so many young voters – the best hope for the country’s future – wanted.

Far more important than the implications for the Economy Gods ( is the dollar up or down? ) last night’s outcome will also mean many, many vulnerable New Zealanders will have a better life over the next three years at least.

Yet the desire for change was in the majority, across the country..>>>More


Reaction

Labour on its agreement |Peters: Post-Election Announcement Speech | Greenpeace “cautiously hopeful” about new Government | ACT - Madman on the loose | E tū ecstatic | Chamber welcomes the outcome | Greens on their joining Govt | EDS welcomes new govt | Immigrant groups worry | Feds ready to engage new coalition government | Labour Ministers of the Crown announced

 

Climate: Increasing Greenhouse Emissions Hit NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate…More>>

ALSO:


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>

ALSO:

Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>

ALSO:

Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>

ALSO:

Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election