14 Sep 2022

Safer streets policy irks Newmarket businesses

From Checkpoint, 5:29 pm on 14 September 2022

An "anti-car urban activist's manifesto" as the ACT Party says, or a road map to safer streets for people walking or using wheelchairs, strollers, scooters and bikes?

Controversial legislation changes proposed by the Transport Minister will mean local authorities can trial street changes, restrict vehicles, remove carparks and outlaw congestion inducing school drop offs without need for a lot of notice.

Pilot schemes can run for up to two years, with consultation after that.

A number of business and retail groups are not pleased.

Newmarket Business Association boss Mark Knoff-Thomas talks to Lisa Owen.