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Walk21 Vienna | Call for Abstracts

Vienna is 'stepping ahead'!

 

The City of Vienna will host the Walk21 conference with the motto ‘stepping ahead’ from 20 - 23 October 2015. The conference in Vienna City Hall provides space for a comprehensive discussion of strategies for the promotion of walking.

The vibrant and dynamic program will engage side events and thrilling walkshops, promise to create a memorable event and the possibility to gain new insights.

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Road users should drive, ride or walk carefully to avoid injury. There are three problems with this approach to road safety.

Here is an article from the NZ Medical Journal by Alistair Woodward, Jamie Hosking, Shanthi Ameratunga

is that road users should drive, ride or walk carefully to avoid injury. There are three problems with this approach to road safety. The underlying logical model is circular. Not paying attention, or not being careful, is defined by the consequences.

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University of Canterbury research survey about pedestrian crossing laws

You are invited to participate in a University of Canterbury research project about pedestrian crossing laws in New Zealand by completing the following questionnaire. It will take approximately 5 - 10 minutes to complete. Everybody who completes the survey can go in the draw to win a $50 grocery voucher.
http://canterbury.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_dhaeQXAUKcEps0d

Research on Walking in Auckland

 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.

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