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12 Aug 2014

 Auckland Active Modes research report

Key take out points for walking for us were:

 

·        56% are normally walking and these need to be maintained; 20% are primed for walking so we need to encourage these people; and 24% are not primed for walking and will be harder to encourage.

·        32% of people are walking more often than a year ago and 35% expect to walk more this coming year.

16 Nov 2013

A great collection of Hamilton Walking maps are available on the Hamilton Branch page

See our Maps Page for other areas.

 

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14 Apr 2013

The Trust that fromed from the Getacross movement has launched the Skyath website

It details the progess in getting across the Waitemata.

26 Sep 2012

 

Air New Zealand has joined forces with New Zealand’s Department of Conservation to protect and enhance some of New Zealand’s most inspiring natural environments.  Together we are on a global search for keen walkers to get amongst it and take on all of New Zealand’s nine Great Walks in nine weeks.

 

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29 Mar 2012

When streets are dead-end for cars but are open for pedestrians as well as cyclists we label them living-end-streets.

See this conversion

 

18 Jul 2011

I can't believe how useful this iPhone application is.  Anywhere in NZ I can take a photo of the street problem (car on path, overhanging trees), write a description the phone uses GPS to tell where I am.  Press REPORT and it will send it to the council in charge of that area.  And it works well.

A must use for any walking advocate

4 Jul 2011

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.

20 Apr 2010

Car sick

By Lynn Sloman

Green books ltd, UK, 2006

This book is pretty in depth so would be best for someone with some experience in pedestrian and transport related issues. If you live in Christchurch it is available from the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology library.

The book covers the following subjects:

4 Mar 2010

Transport Minister Steven Joyce has launched the Safer Journeys strategy.

Living Streets issued a media release supporting the main thrust of the strategy, but expressing disappointment that the issue of slower speeds is not being addressed right away.

3 Mar 2010

Walk2work Day is on March 10th 2010.  We asked some people about their walking habits - check it out at http://www.livingstreets.org.nz/walk2work2010/stories 

TELL US YOUR STORY by emailing walk2work@livingstreets.org.nz

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18 Feb 2010

Walk for your life: Restoring neighbourhood walkways to enhance community life, improve street safety and reduce obesity

By Marie Demers, PH.D

Foreword by James O. Hull

Vital Health Publishing 2006

What a great book! Excellent for those new to walking advocacy.

15 Feb 2010

It's worthwhile taking action when you notice a problem area for pedestrians.  Sometimes you can make a difference!  Recently a walking advocate identified a problem at the entrance to a Khandallah supermarket car park.  There was no indication to motorists that they were crossing a footpath and there weret even in/out arrows for cars painted on the footpath!  He wrote to the supermarket but never got a reply.  However,  the other day he was walking past the supermarket and noticed that they had done everything he had suggested including burning the arrows off the footpath, marki

12 Feb 2010

The Tasman district council promote Walk2work day (March 10th 2010) in the Waimea Weekly. 

 

Image: From left, Mike Tasman-Jones (Tasman District Council Recreation Advisor) Tasman District Mayor Richard Kempthorne, David Hill (Richmond Mall Manager) and Councillor Judene Edgar (and event organiser)

 

Check ou the events map for an event near you http://www.livingstreets.org.nz/walk2work2010/eventsmap

1 Feb 2010

Is this what happens when an able bodied pedestrian suddenly joins the ranks of the less able?  Has anyone else had experiences like this poor pedestrian?