|Paula Warren||paula.warren at livingstreets.org.nz or wellington[at]livingstreets.org.nz|
What is new?
Use of Yellow Feet around Wellington is getting some bites in the media. Keep on with our campaign to get these illegal vehicles off the footpath so that pedestrians can use the space.
Walk2Work Day 2015 was on Wednesday 11 March in several locations around Wellington. Wellington waterfront hosted the fabulous free breakfast with health checks, exercises, and information on your health status as well as a yellow bus - to celebrate the close connection between walking and public transport. You would have seen us handing out apples at the Railway Station, and being very dramatic at bus stops in Kilbirnie and Karori. And for the first time in collaboration with the Urban Design Forum we organised some walks from interesting places like Newtown, along the waterfront and Lambton Quay, and Normandale to arrive in time for work. This year the Sculpture Trust also ran the Park(ing) Day to coincide with Walk2Work Day with about 17 innovative ideas on what to do in parking spots. Thanks for the grant that made this possible from Wellington City Council and assistance from Greater Wellington, Regional Public Health and NZ Bus.
Kapiti Coast District Council held a health information session at Coastlands mall. Carterton District Council put up some posters about Walk2Work Day. And Hutt City Mayor Ray Wallace bussed and walked to work which gave him time for a chat with some of the staff. We look forward to even more fun next Walk2Work Day on 9 March 2016.
Living Streets representation at the Basin Bridge Board of Inquiry hearing has paid off with the decision declining the Bridge flyover proposal. The footpaths around the Basin have been saved for pedestrians only, including the many school children who are daily users in this area.
Meetings and events
Watch this space for a walk meeting later in the year looking at issues around walking at night.
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 with our next one on 5 May 2015. 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 submissions.
Some of our latest submissions have been on council long term plans and Wellington Regional Land Transport Plan.
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