Walking Awards

The walking awards celebrate and recognise New Zealand achievements for walkers by acknowledging innovative new facilities, highlighting national best practise and rewarding ongoing commitment to walking.  The awards are open to all - private companies and public organisations, not-for-profit groups, and community organisations or individuals.

2018 Awards

Nominations for the Golden Foot Walking Awards 2018 are now open. Please use the nomination form below to enter your initiative.

The award ceremony will be in Wellington in July and there will be an opportunity to showcase your project at that time.

Golden Foot Walking Award inititiatives could be:

  • Projects and programmes
  • Facilities or place-making
  • Events
  • Research
  • School projects
  • Walking Advocate Champions
  • Extraordinary walkers (eg walkers completing the Te Araroa Trail in record times or ways, walk fundraising for a particular cause, commuters walking long distances or overcoming barriers, stories of health gains through walking)
  • Walking and Public Transport initiatives
  • Buildings and public spaces that demonstrate strong accessibility and  CPTED  principles

Please note: Walkers means pedestrians – those on foot or using a wheelchair

All nominations are valid that have not been previously entered into the Golden Foot Walking Awards.

Previous years Awards

The 2016 Golden Foot Awards were at the 2WALKandCYCLE Conference in Auckland July 2016.

The 2016 Golden Foot Awards were supported by OPUS

 

 

Name of Organisation

Name of Project

Winner

Hamilton City Council

Accessible Kerb Upgrade Programme

Winner

Sculpture Trust Wellington

Park(ing) Day

Winner

Mainstreet Tauranga

Wharf Street Shared Space Project

Finalist

Abley Transportation Consultants Ltd

Australasian Pedestrian Facility Selection Tool

Finalist

Community and Public Health, Aranui Primary School, Chisnallwood Intermediate School, St James School , Wainoni School and the All Right? Campaign.

AWA Trails Walking Map

Finalist

Devonport Peninsula Trust

Devonport Community Treasure Hunt

Finalist

New Plymouth District Council- Let’s Go Project

Let’s Go Scooter Sessions

Finalist

Te Araroa Trust (CEO)

Paekakariki Escarpment Track

Finalist

Castor Bay Ratepayers and Residents Association

Wairau-Estuary Bridge

Finalist

Christchurch City Council

Walk or Wheel Safely to School Day 2016

Finalist

Rosamund Averton and Edward Sarfas

Walking Champions Extraordinaire

Finalist

Make Collective: Clare Jones

Walking Poster Generator

Judges accepted nominations for projects that have not been entered into previous Golden Foot Awards, including:

  • Projects

  • Facilities

  • Events

  • Research

  • School projects (can include scooting and skating)

  • Walking Advocate Champions

  • Extraordinary walkers (eg walkers completing the Te Araroa Trail fundraising for a particular cause, commuters walking long distances, stories of extraordinary weight loss through walking )

  • Walking and Public Transport

  • Buildings and public spaces that demonstrate strong accessibility and CPTED principles

  • Other

The Judges considered:

  • Accessibility

  • Whether the NZ Pedestrian Planning and Design Guidelines have been considered in the planning and implementation of each nomination.

  • Budget

  • How well the project/facility/ individual encourages others to walk

  • How well the project/facility/ individual overcomes barriers to enable more walking

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Please see the attachments for the winning projects from 2014.  Great examples of what we are looking for in 2016.

Living Streets Aotearoa is proud to present in 2014 the 4th Golden Foot Walking Awards.

The 4 Walking Award Category Winners are:

 “Best New Zealand Joint Walking and Cycling Project” Uni of Otago, Adolescent Mobility Health Consortium for symposia on youth and tranport.

  “Best New Zealand Walking Facility” (enabling walking)
 New Plymouth DC with Let's Go Streets Project

  “Best New Zealand Walking Promotion” (educating about walking) New Plymouth DC with Let's Go School Travel Planning

 “Best New Zealand Walking Project” (encouraging walking) Christchurch CC & Recreation and Sport Unit with The Breeze 

 

 

Walk and Cycle Project Winner 2014

Best Walking Facility 2014     

Best Walking Promotion 2014

Best Walking Project 2014  

 

Read about the  Awards Ceremony held 23 February 2012 in Hastings at the 2WalkandCycle Conference.

Read about the 2010 Awards 

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The Golden Foot Awards 

The walking awards celebrate and recognise New Zealand achievements for walkers by acknowledging innovative new facilities, highlighting national best practise and rewarding ongoing commitment to walking.  The awards are for private companies and public organisations, not-for-profit groups, and community organisations.

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