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Increased safety for pedestrians and cyclists (vulnerable road users)

Increased safety for pedestrians and cyclists (vulnerable road users)

Updated 28 February 2019 1:16pm

Target: The number of vulnerable road user casualties (cyclists and pedestrians) killed and seriously injured annually against

a 5 year rolling average (CAS data). The target is at least a 50% reduction of the 2009-2013 average.

The number of cyclists & pedestrians seriously injured on the region's road network (2005-2017) and RLTP target.
Source: CAS, NZ Transport Agency

The figure shows the number of pedestrians and cyclists killed or seriously injured on the region’s roads. This indicator uses a five year rolling average to monitor annual change, the most recent data is for 2013-2017.

Pedestrian and cyclist casualties increased between 2005 and 2008 with some variability in the number of casualties between 2008 and 2017. The actual number killed or seriously injured was 66 in 2017, which is above the five year rolling average of 48.4 (2013-2017). The rolling average trend-line shows that although serious casualty numbers have fluctuated since 2010, the overall trend is for decreasing numbers of casualties.  The RLTP target of 28 casualties or below (in 2025) is achieveable if the downward trend continues.