And we're talking about the next generation as a whole here. As the recent article in the Dominion Post indicates (http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/10360731/More-Kiwi-kids-being-driven-to-obesity), children are cycling and walking far less these days and one of the main reasons for that is that they don't feel safe on our roads (even with cycle lanes). How many children do you see cycling down Rocks Rd. ?
This will have some very big flow on effects for our health service and the general well-being of these children as they get older.