What is new?
Join us to Spring Clean the Steps from Grafton Road to Maidavale Road in Roseneath on Sunday 27 September from 2 to 4pm. Bring a broom, a weeder, or just some enthusiasm to help us give the longest set of pedestrian steps in Wellington a spring spruce up. One step for every day of the year takes you down to Balaena Bay - a favourite Wellington beach in summer. Bus number 14 to The Crescent stop. More information from wellington(a)livingstreets.org.nz.
And half way up
Living Streets applauds the High Court decision to support the Board of Inquiry decision declining the Basin Reserve flyover proposal. The footpaths around the Basin have been saved for pedestrians only, including the many school children who are daily visitors in this area. Now to address the real transport issues in Wellington and get a better, clean-air public transport system well connected with pedestrians that we can all be proud of.
Living Streets is very enthusiastic about our new green woman crossing signs - Kate Sheppherd, our most famous New Zealand suffragette, is now remembered everytime we cross many of our Wellington streets. Check this out
Walk2Work Day 2015 was on Wednesday 11 March celebrated at several locations around Wellington, Lower Hutt, Carterton and Kapiti. Wellington waterfront hosted the fabulous free breakfast with health checks, exercises, and information on your health status. We tried out some new yoga stretches and enjoyed the great weather. The bus parked quietly next to the breakfast created some comments and highlighted the close links of public transport to walking - they just go together. You would have seen us handing out apples at the Railway Station, Kent Terrace and Willis Street as well. Thanks for the grant that made this possible from Wellington City Council.
Meetings and events
Next event - 27 September Sunday at Grafton Road to Maidavale Road steps - join us at 2 pm.
The 'Walking at Night' event was a great success with over 40 people taking to the Allenby Terrace steps to review the route with a crime prevention through environmental design lense. This highlighted a number of improvements that could make these steps a nicer place at night (and through the day too). We hope to follow up this walkshop with some practical action - watch this space for more.
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 8 September 2015. Contact wellington(a)livingstreets.org.nz for more details and to come along - all members welcome.
Living Streets Wellington held a series of meetings and events throughout 2013, 2012 and 2011, they are timed and designed to allow us to address topical issues. We have looked at pedestrian accidents on footpaths and footpath design guidelines; designing liveable spaces that foster community resilience; and, the impact of parking on space allocation and its implications for pedestrians. If you want to know more about these meetings contact wellington(at)livingstreets.org.nz.
The Living Streets Community Street Review of the Dowse Art Gallery to Epuni Station in Lower Hutt highlighted this great walking route and a number of improvements that can be made along the way. If you are interested in learning how to do community street reviews please contact wellington[a]livingstreets.org.nz
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 the Wellington verandahs bylaw, climate change and all the council long term plans.
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