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23 Mar 2021

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8 Mar 2021

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He Pou a Rangi - the Climate Change Commission, set up under the Zero Carbon Act, has released its draft recommendations to the Government on what actions the Government should take to reduce New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions in line with our international commitments.

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3 Feb 2021

Roger Boulter’s recent book draft (on www.boulter.co.nz) won a 2020 WSP Golden Foot Award. This post outlines some issues covered in the second of two appendices.

Incendiary helmets: the avoidable subject

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18 Jan 2021

Roger Boulter’s recent book draft (on www.boulter.co.nz) won a 2020 WSP Golden Foot Award. This post outlines some issues covered in the first of two appendices.

Cycling Facilities’ and ‘Vehicular Cycling’

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8 Jan 2021

Roger Boulter’s recent book draft (on www.boulter.co.nz) won a 2020 WSP Golden Foot Award. This post outlines some issues covered in the last of twelve chapters (two appendices follow).

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3 Jan 2021

Thanks for your continued support for pedestrians and walking in this most exceptional of years. Living Streets Aotearoa stepped up to the challenges and opportunities in a number of novel ways, continuing to provide a voice from an entirely volunteer-run organisation. Here is a short round-up of our activity this year with a Wellington hat on.

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15 Dec 2020

Roger Boulter’s recent book draft (on www.boulter.co.nz) won a 2020 WSP Golden Foot Award. This post outlines some issues covered in the eleventh of twelve chapters.

Walking and footpaths: a dumping ground

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3 Dec 2020

Roger Boulter’s recent book draft (see www.boulter.co.nz for the full text) won a 2020 WSP Golden Foot Award. This post outlines some issues covered in the tenth of twelve chapters.

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19 Nov 2020

Roger Boulter’s recent book draft (see www.boulter.co.nz for the full text) won a 2020 WSP Golden Foot Award. This post outlines some issues covered in the ninth of twelve chapters.

Technology fights back

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3 Nov 2020

Roger Boulter’s recent book draft (on www.boulter.co.nz) won a 2020 WSP Golden Foot Award. This post outlines some issues covered in the eighth of twelve chapters.

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12 Oct 2020

Roger Boulter’s recent book draft (on www.boulter.co.nz) won a 2020 WSP Golden Foot Award. This post outlines some issues covered in the seventh of twelve chapters.

Integrated’ transport planning: honoured in the breach

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22 Sep 2020

Roger Boulter’s recent book draft (on www.boulter.co.nz) won a 2020 WSP Golden Foot Award. This post outlines matters covered in chapters 5 and 6, which give a historical background.

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28 Aug 2020

Roger Boulter’s recent book draft (on www.boulter.co.nz) won a 2020 WSP Golden Foot Award. This post outlines some issues covered in the fourth of twelve chapters.

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11 Aug 2020

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20 Jul 2020

Roger Boulter’s recent book draft (on www.boulter.co.nz) won a 2020 WSP Golden Foot Award. This post, the first of several, outlines a background and introduction.

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28 Jun 2020

LGWM Golden Mile options are looking up

Wellingtonians have long said we want to keep our compact walkable city, building better on the good we have. Since our Covid19 lockdown experiences we have come to understand how pleasant low traffic, quiet and social our public streets can become, with the main sounds being people talking and birds twittering. People in densely populated areas needed those local walks to green parks or the seaside. This idea of how our city could be is the silver lining to the distress of the pandemic.

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7 May 2020

George Weeks and Elise Copeland from the Auckland Design Office suggested this short (~4 minute) film from John Parkin, Professor of Engineering at the University of the West of England.

The film explains (using objective engineering principles) of why it is sensible to provide dedicated, separated space for foot and cycle traffic.

It makes such good sense.

 Click here to see it The Separation of Cyclists and Pedestrians

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27 Apr 2020

Going for a walk has become the great outing in these last few weeks, eagerly anticipated by many as the highlight of the day. We expect to head out and return safely having had a pleasant experience. Seeing the sights, nodding to people as we 2-metre-pass, and getting our essential physical activity in. We will need to keep the 2 metre distance for some time so will expect footpaths to remain safe and clear for walking. Our footpaths and parks will need to support the Covid19 walk.

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22 Apr 2020

Dot Dalziell is a Regional Feild Advisor with the NZ Walking Access Commsion.  Here is her comments during this lockdown.

 

What does #WalkingFromHome mean to me?

 

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20 Apr 2020

 

  • Has the lockdown reacquainted you with the joy of walking? 

    Yea and its been such great weather to be heading over to the beach and reconnecting with nature and the sea

  • What differences have you noticed on your local streets during this time?

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