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Increased safety for pedestrians and cyclists (vulnerable road users)

Increased safety for pedestrians and cyclists (vulnerable road users)

Updated 15 January 2021 12:34pm

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 (2005-2019) and RLTP target.
Source: CAS, NZ Transport Agency

The figure shows the number of pedestrians and cyclists fatally 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 2014-2019.

For the annual result, 25 cyclists and 27 pedestrians were seriously injured in 2019 with 2 pedestrian fatalities, the total of 54 is just below the five year rolling average of 57 (2015-2019). The rolling average trend-line shows that although serious casualty numbers have fluctuated since 2010, the overall trend shows increasing numbers of casualties.  The RLTP target of 28 casualties or below (in 2025) will be difficult to achieve if this trend continues.