Safe System Signature Programme
Establishing a Signature Programme was one of the key actions in the second Safer Journeys Action Plan 2013-15.
The Signature Programme was established to enable and facilitate the implementation of projects that are ambitious, innovative, and apply the Safe System principles and approach with the aim of reducing deaths, serious injuries, or the risks of these occurring.
The projects are in various stages of implementation, and an evaluation of the programme as a whole is now underway. The evaluation will determine the extent to which the Signature Programme is meeting its objectives, and capture learning from innovation and emerging principles of practice to inform future sites of innovation and new approaches to business-as-usual.
Future Streets Project
This project aims to make cost effective changes to urban streets that improve road safety and make walking and cycling easier and safer. Research is a strong component of this project. The project is a partnership between the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board, Auckland Transport and the Transport Agency.
Behind The Wheel Mangere/Young Drivers Project
The purpose of this project is to support young people in Mangere to become safe and fully licenced drivers. Doing so could achieve positive road safety and employment outcomes, but also wider life benefits. This project is a partnership between ACC, the Transport Agency, Auckland Transport, and other central government agencies, run in collaboration with the Mangere communities.
Visiting Drivers Project
The purpose of the Visiting Drivers Project is to improve road safety for, and of, visiting drivers, while maintaining New Zealand’s reputation as an attractive and safe tourist destination. The project has an on-the-ground focus in Otago, Southland and the West Coast but many of the initiatives will benefit all visitors to New Zealand and other road users. . The Visiting Drivers project is a partnership between central and local government, the tourism and rental vehicle industries and others.