Blind driveways

Where presented/published

2WALKandCYCLE Conference, Dunedin, 17–19 March 2021

In early 2020, Waka Kotahi (the NZ Transport Agency) consulted on a proposal (Accessible Streets Regulatory Package 2020) to allow cycling on footpaths for everyone, combined with a 15 km/h speed limit. Yet district plans allow for driveways to be built without any visibility of a pathway or its users. So how can drivers give way to footpath users when they can't see them?

Axel presented on this topic at the 2021 2WALKandCYCLE Conference in Dunedin. The presentation and a supporting paper explore why we do this, and what we should do instead.

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Axel Downard-Wilke
Director – Principal Transportation Engineer & Transportation Planner