Support the International Charter for Walking

International Charter for Walking

Please support the International Charter for Walking by signing it and encouraging friends, colleagues, government bodies, and national and local organisations to work with you to help create healthy, efficient and sustainable walking communities throughout the world.

Creating healthy, efficient and sustainable communities where people choose to walk

Kerry Prendergast signs Charter on behalf of Wellington City CouncilI/We, the undersigned recognise the benefits of walking as a key indicator of healthy, efficient, socially inclusive and sustainable communities and acknowledge the universal rights of people to be able to walk safely and to enjoy high quality public spaces anywhere and at anytime. We are committed to reducing the physical, social and institutional barriers that limit walking activity. We will work with others to help create a culture where people choose to walk through our commitment to this charter and its strategic principles:

  1. Increased inclusive mobility
  2. Well-designed and managed spaces and places for people
  3. Improved integration of networks
  4. Supportive land-use and spatial planning
  5. Reduced road danger
  6. Less crime and fear of crime
  7. More supportive authorities
  8. A culture of walking


Simply download the charter page, or the full document, sign it and send to

International Charter for Walking
Living Streets Aotearoa
PO Box 25-424, Panama Street, Wellington 6146

For full details - see Walk21 site


Download Charter (86K pdf),  Just the signing page (38K pdf).

To sign you will need to print the form and fill it out with a pen in the old-fashioned way and post to the Living Streets office.

Who has signed already

Council and other notable signatories (14K pdf)

Individuals who have signed the charter (14K pdf)

News Items

Christchurch signs - image of Newspaper article (65K)

Country (exc. NZ): 

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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