2010 Dollars and Sense of Walking

A New Walking and Cycling Benchmarking Tool for New Zealand

Abstract Remit

The NZ Transport Agency wishes to support local authorities throughout New Zealand in achieving increased levels of walking and cycling activity. In meeting this goal, it is exploring mechanisms to identify and share best practice in service delivery across local authority policy and strategy determination, infrastructure programming and delivery, promotion and road safety related programmes.

Document Type: 
Topics: 
Presenter: 
Martin Wedderburn //Colin Buchanan //Tim Cheesebrough
Session or Keynote: 
Plenary
Organisation or Business: 
Colin Buchanan Consultancy //MWH New Zealand //NZ Transport Agency
Session slot: 
Tue a.m. early

Exploring Adolescent Walking Bus Graduates' Attitudes and Practices regarding Walking and Driving

Abstract Remit

2009 marked a decade since the introduction of walking school buses (WSBs) in Auckland. Thus, children who participated in WSBs at early-adopting schools are now adolescents. Identifying and interviewing a sample of these students presented the possiblity of exploring with them their  current attitudes and practices with respect to walking and driving.

Document Type: 
Topics: 
Presenter: 
Robin Kearns
Session or Keynote: 
Plenary
Organisation or Business: 
School of Environment, The University of Auckland
Session slot: 
Tue a.m. early

Creating effective campaigns using free software

Abstract Remit

The 2 km Auckland Harbour Bridge that connect the north and south shores in Auckland City New Zealand does not have any walking or cycling on it.  It is for motorized vehicles only.  Originally the paths were planed but were never built as the money was not available.  The bridge was built with 4 lanes in 1959 and later in 1969 another 4 lanes were clipped on the original structure.
Since that time walkers and cyclists have advocated for a way across.
I am part of the current push to get this access.

Document Type: 
Presenter: 
Andy Smith
Session or Keynote: 
Plenary
Organisation or Business: 
Walk Auckland
Session slot: 
Tue p.m. early

TOD not TAD - Creating Great Places for People in New Lynn

Abstract Remit

Increasingly, major sporting events are looking to walking as the main mode of access to venues and as a link to public transport. Good pedestrian planning can have a signficant impact on the success and public experience of a sporting event.

Document Type: 
Region (NZ): 
Presenter: 
Robert Lipka
Session or Keynote: 
Modelling
Organisation or Business: 
Waitakere City Council
Session slot: 
Tue p.m. early

Understanding and Improving Pedestrian Delay at Traffic Signals

Abstract Remit

As urban growth leads to society progressively becoming more urbanised, the challenge of balancing the needs of different transport users becomes more complex.  Too often, pedestrians are overlooked by a desire to move more people as fast as possible as far as possible.  Once people reach central city areas and start walking, the urban environment tends to be defined by wide busy roads that can be intimidating and difficult to cross.  

Document Type: 
Topics: 
Presenter: 
Chris Vallyon
Session or Keynote: 
Modelling
Organisation or Business: 
Beca Infrastructure Ltd
Session slot: 
Tue p.m. early

Predicting Walkability

Abstract Remit

Quantifying the quality of the walking environment is possible using the NZTA Community Street Review methodology but the required resources to undertake citywide surveys are significant.  Practically speaking, it is unrealistic to consider a local authority would undertake large area or citywide surveys.  The problem is if a local authority doesn’t understand the quality of their walking network, they may not be able to identify areas that are affecting suppressed demand, links that reduce the overall environmental success of an area, or specific el

Document Type: 
Presenter: 
Steve Abley
Session or Keynote: 
Infrastructure
Organisation or Business: 
Abley Transportation Consultancy
Session slot: 
Mon a.m. late

Adelaide Walkable Experience

Abstract Remit

During January 2010 I had the opportunity to attend a transport conference in the City of Adeliade South Australia.  I would like to share the interesting and innovative pedestrian facilities  which I discovered throughout this city.
In particular I would like to suggest the need to better integrate our urban design, urban form and pedestrian facilities.
I will discuss pedestrian school slow zones, tabled pedestrian crossing, quality urban design and some Australian research about what people enjoy on off-road shared paths.

Document Type: 
Country (exc. NZ): 
Presenter: 
Peter Kortegast
Session or Keynote: 
Urban Design
Organisation or Business: 
Opus Consultants
Session slot: 
Mon p.m. early

Presentation about New York and the 2009 Walk21 conference

Abstract Remit

The 2009 Walk21 conference in New York was an opportunity to see at first hand the pedestrian revolution taking place around Times Square and other areas of Manhattan.
The main driver for New York’s plan was not pedestrian congestion, but road safety. In 1990 there was one pedestrian death every day on the cities streets.  This has been reduced to the lowest figures since records began in 1910, with senior fatalities on the pavements dropping 43% in just one year, due to the ‘streets for seniors’ plan.

Document Type: 
Country (exc. NZ): 
Presenter: 
Robyn Davies
Session or Keynote: 
Plenary
Organisation or Business: 
Transport and Main Roads Queensland
Session slot: 
Mon p.m. late

Space is Money: The economic case for walkable settlements in NZ

Speaker Profile

Julie is a transportation planner with McCormick Rankin Cagney consultants.  She is passionate about sustainable transport and sees an extraordinary opportunity to achieve better economic outcomes and more liveable cities with innovative approaches to defining and solving transportation problems.

Document Type: 
Region (NZ): 
Presenter: 
Julie Anne Genter
Session or Keynote: 
Keynote
Organisation or Business: 
McCormick Rankin Cagney Consultants
Session slot: 
Tue a.m. early

What is the recipe for Walking? Designing the built environment case study Perth

Abstract Remit

There is considerable evidence to show that the built environment is strongly correlated with levels of walking for transport. Moreover, its widely understood that walking is the most accessible form of physical activity, which can contribute to improved public health. However, significantly less is known regarding the relative influences of the built environment on walking for leisure. This paper begins with a discussion of physical activity and the health benefits of walking.

Document Type: 
Country (exc. NZ): 
Presenter: 
Ryan Falconer
Session or Keynote: 
Urban Design
Organisation or Business: 
Arup
Session slot: 
Mon p.m. early