Wellington

NZ Walking Summit 2017 Ben Wooliscroft keynote speaker

Ben Wooliscroft

Associate Dean Research in the School of Business and Associate Professor, University of Otago

Speaking at the NZ Walking Summit 2017 on:

Why can’t we walk?

Ben will report on two national surveys (total sample over 4000) with a focus on transportation in New Zealand and New Zealander’s appetite for active transportation, with a focus on walking. There is clearly demand for safe, comfortable and walkable cities in New Zealand.

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Why can't we walk? Asking the big question, is the keynote talk at the NZ Walking Summit 2017.

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Tribute to a walking champion - Wellington City Councillor Chris Calvi-Freeman

My name is Murray Darroch and since the beginning of the 21st century I have been living in Tawa, Wellington.   During the period 1973-1989 I lived in Hataitai at 14 Hepara Street.

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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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Adam Auditorium, City Art Gallery
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Ellen Blake
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wellington[a]livingstreets.org.nz
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Wellington Railway Station Community Street Review November 2015

This is the report from the joint Wellington Railway Station Community Street Review November 2015. This street review was undertaken by Living Streets Aotearoa Wellington members and the Wellington City Council Accessibility Advisory Group.

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Spring Clean the Steps

Join us for a Sunday afternoon spring cleaning the Grafton Road to Maida Vale Road steps, Roseneath - the longest stretch of steps in Wellington. These fabulous steps have become overgrown over winter and need a brush up to be ready for the spring and summer foot traffic down to the Balaena Bay beach. Bring your broom or weeder along and lend a hand with your neighbours - or just come along for a chat.

 

Step out for a social Sunday work out on the longest steps in Wellington

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Wellington
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Grafton Road to Maida Vale Steps
Contact person: 
Ellen Blake
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021 106 7139
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Study on a sample of Wellington walkways as published in the NZ Medical Journal.

The attached study on a sample of Wellington walkways was published today in the NZ Medical Journal. It shows that while lighting of street-connecting walkways at night is generally good – there was a quarter of walkways where it was inadequate (ie, it was too dark to see your feet or to see the steps).

In the “Discussion” section of the attached – various options for improving things are outlined, in case the Council wishes to consider these.

Hope this is of interest.

Nick Wilson

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Walkability workshop 6 April - Community Street Review report

Living Streets Aotearoa ran a Walkability workshop on 6 April 2013 to train participants in the use of Community Street Reviews. The short route selected was close to the meeting venue and traversed a residential and commercial area. This group of pedestrian advocates quickly assessed the route and came up with a range of improvements that could be made to create a more walkable environment. Read the Community Street Review report here.

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