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17 Nov 2021

The Government has released its Emissions Reduction Plan (ERP) discussion document, which sets out its plans for making emissions reductions between now and 2035 and asks for help in making these plans stronger.

We've prepared a guide to making a submission on this important Plan. We make eight points that you may like to incorporate into your submissions. We want

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10 May 2021

Judith A. Davey

April 2021

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28 Apr 2021

Walk2Work Day – what the Wellington walkers said

 

Walk2Work Day is our national day to celebrate walking, held in March the once a year chance to say ‘ka pai’ for choosing to look after body and mind, our community and the planet. Wellington turned on one of it's bracing mornings with a blast of wind to help turn the smiles on as people walked along. Even the Minister of Transport got in on the act but missed out on breakfast!

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23 Mar 2021

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8 Mar 2021

What’s this about?

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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About Us

Living Streets Aotearoa is the New Zealand organisation for people on foot, promoting walking-friendly communities. We are a nationwide organisation with local branches and affiliates throughout New Zealand.

We want more people walking and enjoying public spaces be they young or old, fast or slow, whether walking, sitting, commuting, shopping, between appointments, or out on the streets for exercise, for leisure or for pleasure.

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