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Petition to keep pedestrians safe launched by national coalition

: 31 Oct 2019

A petition to Government that would see e-scooters and other personal transport devices banned from New Zealand footpaths has been launched by a national coalition.

The coalition, which represents 14 member organisations across New Zealand, says that they have been working to support the Government as it brings in the Accessible Streets regulatory package.

“Although there are some good things in it, this package also seems to permanently allow personal transport devices such as e-scooters to be used on our footpaths.” says coalition spokesperson Dr. Chris Teo-Sherrell.

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Coroner wrong in Walk to School decision

: 31 Jul 2019

Living Streets Aotearoa is shocked that the Coroner has said “the girl killed by the rubbish truck should not have been walking to school without an adult.”

It is a child's right to walk to school safely, and its the Government's job to make sure it was safe to walk to school or to play.

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Support for safer footpaths and communities

: 1 Jul 2019

Living Streets Aotearoa is delighted to see the commitment of the Associate Minister, Julie Anne Genter, and Ministry of Transport to ensuring that pedestrians and other road users are safe and feel safe.

Building better communities in New Zealand

: 17 Jun 2019

Thought-leaders to share plans to improve the walking experience at second New Zealand Walking Summit

For the first time, Auckland will host the Walking Summit from 20 - 21 June - New Zealand's leading event for promoting walking-friendly communities.

Offering unique opportunities to hear from local and international experts on transport, accessibility and walkable communities, key topics this year include:

Auckland Harbour Bridge Walking path

: 22 May 2019

NZTA have come up with a new way to walk and cycle over the bridge.

See the design here https://www.nzta.govt.nz/projects/auckland-harbour-bridge-shared-path/

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New Living Streets Aotearoa tee shirts available now

: 30 Apr 2019

We are thrilled to unveil our smart new tee shirts - the stunning prize for Walk2Work Day winners. These have been designed exclusively for us and can be ordered online, check out the resources page for details on how you can get one.

Thanks to Emily Bulkley for the new design (and Becky Bliss for our well loved logo inspiration for the tee shirts)