Walkability

Gil Penalosa talk in Wellington - walkability and ageing

Thanks to the Centre for Sustainable Cities for co-hosting and filming this great talk from Gil Penalosa.

We need to learn how to live well - recreate cities so they work for 8 and 80 year olds.

The general must prevail over the particular - benefit for the most people.

Thanks also to Wellington City Council for bringing Gil to Wellington.

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Walking to a healthier, brighter, more equitable future with Gil Penalosa

Walking toward a healthier, brighter, more equitable future

Great opportunity to hear Gil Penalosa, world renowned expert on getting people active in their cities

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Wellington
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Adam Auditorium, City Art Gallery
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Ellen Blake
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wellington[a]livingstreets.org.nz
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2WalkandCycle Conference 6-8 July 2016

We invite you to attend the premier national conference addressing walking issues. Auckland will host the third 2WalkandCycle Conference.

The theme of the conference is 'moving towards healthy communities'. The conference’s focus is on active, human-powered transport to achieve healthier, smarter and more liveable cities. This can be achieved through balancing our extensive car travel network with better provision for walking and cycling.

Come and talk walking in New Zealand and the world

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Auckland
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Rendezvous Grand Hotel , Auckland
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glenda@hardingconsultants.co.nz
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Walking research from NZTA

New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) commissions transport research in New Zeaaland. Walking is one of the areas researched. This is a list of the most relevant reports. The links will take you to the NZTA website where you will be able to read a summary and the full report.

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Detailed observations and validated modelling of the impact of traffic on the air quality of roadside communities
Report 516 (February2013)

 

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Planning for walking PQ196 March 2015

The attached is an article recently published in Planning Quarterly 196 March 2015 (without it's nice photos sorry) on Planning for walking - time to make strides in measuring performance. The article sets out and proposes a new approach to measuring walk performance in local authority plans to enable a more rapid change to walk mode share and improve walkability, by making walking more visible.

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Walk2Work Day 2015 - Walking and public transport

Walk2Work Day was celebrated this week by thousands of New Zealanders getting out on their feet (or in their wheelchair) and enjoying their daily trek to work, school or their daily activity. This special day is the national recognition of the important part walking plays in our lives, our urban fabric and our transport system. This year we highlighted the important, indeed essential, links between walking and public transport - they can not work without each other. Walking and use of public transport is the way to extend the range of your journey and carry those awkward packages.

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Affordable housing needs walkable, compact and well-designed neighbourhoods

I recently sent this letter to Minister Nick Smith following some comments from him about urban design and footpaths. High quality urban design that encourages walkable neighbourhoods around public transport nodes is essential for the future or our cities. Good urban design makes economic sense both for individuals and communities as a whole.

Here is the letter I sent. I will post the response when it arrives.

Andy Smith - Living Streets Aotearoa President

 

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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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The flaneur and sojourner - talk by Daniel Sauter

The flaneur and sojourner - their place in a liveable city

Walking is transport - and much more. Going on foot is recognised as a very healthy, social and sustainable activity. What does this mean for our policies and planning?

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Daniels presentation will take us on a little stroll through the world of perceptions, paradoxes and policies, looking especially at the social dimensions of walking and public space.

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Wellington
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Wellington public library, 65 Victoria St
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Ellen Blake
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wellington@livingstreets.org.nz
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