Mark Thomas - New Mayor for Auckland

The Road More Travelled

Japanese southern city Nagasaki has found a way to encourage pedestrians without the cost of either pavements or expensive new shares streets.

They use existing streets and lower the speed limit.

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This won’t be considered a best practice approach to improving pedestrian flow. But in smaller towns and cities where budgets are even more constrained and where pavements may not already exist – this is an obvious option to think about.


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