What is new?
2017 has been a busy time for us already with the first ever New Zealand Walking Summit held in Wellington on 28 July. Our four point plan evolved from the Summit and gives us a good direction to pursue with the next government. We want 1% of the National Land Transport Fund for pedestrians and walking, we want the New Zealand Pedestrian Planning and Design Guide and RTS 14 for blind and vision impaired to be turned into standards that must be followed, we want slower 30 km hour speeds around all schools and retail centres, and we want a focus put on walking to school with a target to reverse the decline.
We have been busy on the submission front - check out all our submissions on the link below. Traffic resolutions are a means to make small changes that can benefit walking (at times) however we have concerns about the quality of information provided to decision-makers, and the lack of assessment of effects on pedestrians. The latest lot of traffic resolutions propose a number of changes to allow for more cycle facilities - however we still do not have an overall cycle network (which we support) so it is hard to see how they all fit together, and not all of the resolutions have been well thought out, some will adversely impact pedestrians. We will be talking to this submission on 14 September at the WCC meeting - come along and support us.
These pages have been updated for 2017 walks - try one out on Tuesdays. See links on bottom of the page for Walking Groups
Meetings and events
Saturday 9 September from 9am come along to Upper Hutt and Have a Go - especially for all those who find it hard to get out and about, come and try the wheelchair access on a train or bus. Talk about your needs and how public transport can meet them. Living Streets will be there with a map, as part of this fun day part of Upper Hutt Spring Festival.
General election 23 September 2017 - get out and vote for walking this election. Some parties have made a commitment to include walking in their wider transport policy - ask for walkable towns and cities.
Want to get more involved in walking and advocating for our slice of the transport pie in Wellington? Living Streets Wellington hold a meeting every month contact wellington(a)livingstreets.org.nz for more details and to come along - all members welcome.
We look forward to seeing you at a future event.
Click on Submissions at the bottom of this page to read our latest.
Some of our latest submissions have been on the Wellington annual plan, transport research strategy, and the VDAM rule.
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- Wellington Walkers Groups
- Tuesday Lunchtime Civic Walks Meet at 12.30pm for free walks from CBD and back. See the 2016 programme
- Lunchtime Walks choose your own walk
- Walk Wellington guided walking tours (messages can be left on (04) 473 3145)
- Shortcuts to Victoria University