Council investment

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

How can a Council encourage walking? The Glen Eira experience

Abstract Remit

The City of Glen Eira is located in Melbourne's south-east suburbs, about 7 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD.
It encompasses a total land area of about 38 square kilometres and is an established residential area that is continuing to attract housing development.

Document Type: 
Country (exc. NZ): 
Presenter: 
Matthew Harridge
Session or Keynote: 
Urban Design
Organisation or Business: 
O'Brien Traffic
Session slot: 
Mon p.m. early

Walking and the role of 'dollars and sense' in travel behaviour change initiatives in the Wellington Region

Abstract Remit

From persuading a Human Resources manager that supporting staff walking to work creates a more productive workforce to explaining the health benefits of more children walking to school; the economic benefits of walking are a common thread in the implementation and evaluation of Greater Wellington's Sustainable Transport programmes. This presentation provides an overview of a range of behaviour change initiatives involving encouraging walking that we've tried, highlighting their strengths and lessons learned.

Document Type: 
Region (NZ): 
Presenter: 
Sam Winslow
Session or Keynote: 
Behaviour
Organisation or Business: 
Greater Wellington Regional Council
Session slot: 
Tue p.m. early

Mythbusters - the economic impact of road space reallocation

Abstract Remit

In seeking to optimise the use of existing infrastructure and develop more vibrant shopping centres by creating places/spaces that people want to visit, many Councils are seeking to reallocate road space.

Document Type: 
Free tags: 
Presenter: 
Tracy Allatt
Session or Keynote: 
Plenary
Organisation or Business: 
Beca Infrastructure Ltd
Session slot: 
Mon a.m. late