Safe System Lead, Auckland Transport, Auckland, NZ
Ping Sim is the Safe System Lead, Safety at Auckland Transport. Her role is to tell the Vision Zero story and explore ways to embed Vision Zero practice across the organisation. She is currently leading the development of a Vision Zero strategy for Auckland together with our key partners.
Ping was commended for her work supporting the development of the Auckland Road Safety Business Improvement Review, part of Auckland Transport’s journey to Vision Zero.
She has more than 10 years’ experience in safety, transport planning and demand management and holds a Master in Planning Practice (Hons) from Auckland University.
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.