In advance of the public consultation, we tried hard to ensure as many people across the Auckland region knew about the issue. As a result, we received 11,719 submissions. We are extremely pleased so many people had their say on the proposal, which aims to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries on our roads.
Due to the high number of submissions, many of which covered more than one issue, analysis and investigation of ideas and suggestions is taking longer than we had expected.
We are determined to analyse every submission thoroughly as we want to take account of what people have told us.
What we have been doing
Our team of analysts have been reading through each and every piece of feedback and grouping these into relevant themes. This coding process helps to give us a high-level understanding of the public’s views as well as making it easier for us to dig deeper into the detailed feedback that requires further investigation.
We also have a team of 7 road safety engineers analysing the feedback. The comments received range from general views on speed limits and road safety to location specific feedback on the roads included in the proposed bylaw.
We also received feedback requesting reductions in speed limits on 876 kilometres of roads which were not part of the proposal that we consulted on. Some of the location specific feedback is resulting in our engineers carrying out further investigations to assess the road safety issues that have been raised.
The feedback will be used to create a report which will also include AT’s responses. We expect to publish the report on the Safe Speeds Programme project page in the next 3 to 4 months.
Thank you once again for your patience while we undertake this process.
You can also stay updated by visiting the Safe Speeds Programme project page.