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.
Email: tauranga at livingstreets.org.nz or firstname.lastname@example.org
Open Streets celebrate public space and let the community be active out on their street, with lots of fun activities to take part in including street art, dancing and music, playing games on the street, and making your own space to hang out in.
Living Streets partnering with Greater Wellington regional council will open up Dixon and lower Cuba Streets to community activity - closed for cars. More information email email@example.com
Living Streets Aotearoa is holding it's first meeting for 2012 to look at what the future holds for pedestrians and walkers. With many councils preparing their Long Term Plans, and, nearly a year on from the change to a purely volunteer organisation for Living Streets it is timely to discuss what we can look forward to and achieve in the future: what are our ambitions and goals, as individuals, in our organisation, and in our workplaces?
Living Streets-hosted innovative project, Greening the Rubble, is celebrating its first year in Christchuch with an award from the Civic Trust. Several mini parks are complete, others under construction, by a growing team of volunteers.
Living Streets and helpers turn Earthquake damaged land into parks.
The 2012 conference will be the first combined walking and cycling conference held from 22-24 February 2011. The conference will be held in Hastings, one NZTA's model communities. The focus of this conference is on everyday walking and cycling for transport, recreation and tourism. Very appropriately, the conference is called 2 Walk and Cycle.
GetAcross is a campaign that has been lobbying and advocating for cyclists and walkers to get across the Auckland Harbour Bridge. LSA have been involved in supporting Getacross since its beginning. Its is a great project and will transform the way people use the bridge and connect our communities. Most importantly it will give a transport choice in these uncertain times.
On the Greening the Rubble project's website you will see how this project is making a difference in Christchurch despite the continuing earthquakes and aftershocks. Go to: http://www.greeningtherubble.org.nz