Safe System Advisor, Auckland Transport, Auckland, NZ
Kitty Jan, graduate from the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Business and Medical & Health Sciences. Majored in Economic, Management and Population Health, she is currently in Auckland Transport’s Safe System team as a Safe System Advisor. Passionate about liveable cities and placemaking, she is working to develop a safe transport system for Auckland, free from deaths and serious injuries.
Vision Zero – Auckland Transport Plan
In 2018, 649 people were killed or seriously injured using Auckland’s road transport network and 1056 were hospitalised for more than one day. These numbers are just statistics, but road trauma has a life-changing impact on thousands of friends and whanau. Auckland Transport wants to change these devasting statistics and is developing Tāmaki Makaurau’s Vision Zero Strategy and Action Plan to eliminate death and serious injury on our transport network. Vision Zero is a Swedish approach to transport safety that was developed in the late 1990s by Claes Tingvall. It fundamentally values human life beyond anything else and places responsibility on system designers to guarantee safe outcomes than blame the driver for reckless behaviour. This presentation will provide research to challenge the perceptions of victim blaming and evidence to support a whole system approach, including Auckland Transport’s Speed Management Programme to achieve a Vision Zero Tāmaki Makaurau.