Walking strategies

Wellington committee meeting - Living Streets Aotearoa

Our regular monthly meeting for the Wellington committee.

The agenda is to discuss long term plan submissions. Please let us know if you have any matters we should address wellington(a)livingstreets.org.nz - or if you would like to attend.

Join our monthly get togethers and discuss the trending issues in walkability, transport and urban design as they affect pedestrians (that's all of us).

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Wellington
Contact person: 
Ellen Blake
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Daniel Sauter talk in Wellington November 2014 "The flaneur and the sojourner - their place in a liveable city"

A highlight of the Wellington 2014 walking year was this talk from international walk researcher Daniel Sauter.  Daniel spoke about the important 4 "I's" of walking - Inspiration, Identity, Infrastructure and Institutional arrangements. He noted the joy of walking and 'being' in a place, were as important in a liveable city as moving through spaces, and had some interesting research to show how we spend our time. He commented that he particularly enjoyed the debate during his presentation - thanks to those attending.

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Walking and the role of 'dollars and sense' in travel behaviour change initiatives in the Wellington Region

Abstract Remit

From persuading a Human Resources manager that supporting staff walking to work creates a more productive workforce to explaining the health benefits of more children walking to school; the economic benefits of walking are a common thread in the implementation and evaluation of Greater Wellington's Sustainable Transport programmes. This presentation provides an overview of a range of behaviour change initiatives involving encouraging walking that we've tried, highlighting their strengths and lessons learned.

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Presenter: 
Sam Winslow
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Behaviour
Organisation or Business: 
Greater Wellington Regional Council
Session slot: 
Tue p.m. early

The integrated community school travel plan in action

Abstract Remit

Travel Smart/Safe is helping our people make transport choices in a way which allows future generations to enjoy liveable neighbourhoods.  It is an integrated approach that considers community and school specific needs and where theory is put into practice by -:
* Listening to communiites
* Keeping it simplistic and flexible
* Developing community and school ownership at the beginning
* Strengthening community action
* Creating supportive environements
* Supports building public policy

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Presenter: 
Karen Smith
Session or Keynote: 
Behaviour
Organisation or Business: 
Tauranga City Council
Session slot: 
Tue p.m. early

Short Trip Active Mode Research Report

Report for the Greater Wellington Regional Council by Peter Glen Research. An update survey, to measure the changes that have occurred in short trip behaviour since the previous reports.

The primary aim of the research was to gain an updated reading of active mode travel in the greater Wellington region, specifically:

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Community street reviews and audits

 

Community Street Reviews were developed by Living Streets Aotearoa, and further developed and supported by the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA). They are an ideal method for assessing pedestrian satisfaction and the quality of the walking environment.

See the method here on the NZTA site.

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Articles on the economic benefits of pedestrian areas

A short summary of items and case studies regarding the economic benefits of walkable commercial areas, with URLs.
Author(s):
Andy Smith
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Auckland - City of cars (video)

Three-part YouTube video about Auckland's car-dependent transport system, the consequences - and what can be done about it.
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Link Mutukaroa Hamlins Hill Walk Way to Onehunga [Manukau ] Foreshore Walkway through Anns Creek

Submission presentation to ARC and community boards (1 page)
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Pedestrian and Cyclist Road Safety Framework

This Pedestrian and Cyclist Road Safety Framework (Framework) outlines a comprehensive approach for effectively reducing risks to, and improving safety for, pedestrians and cyclists.
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