Media Release: Raised Pedestrian Crossings Make The Streets Safer For Everyone

: 1 May 2024

Living Streets Aotearoa, the national organisation that represents pedestrians, is disappointed that Auckland Transport has paid attention to online noise instead of the evidence in its decision to reduce t

Walk2Work Day is happening next week - Wednesday 13 March 2024

: 8 Mar 2024

It’s just one week until New Zealand’s national day to celebrate walking on Wednesday 13 March. 

Draft Government Policy Statement A Backward Step For Everyone Who Walks

: 4 Mar 2024

A Backward Step For Everyone Who Walks

Media release: The evidence supports investment in walking

: 16 Dec 2023

Living Streets Aotearoa, the national pedestrian advocacy organisation, is very concerned about Transport Minister Simeon Brown's direction to NZTA (Waka Kotahi) to end funding for local councils' walking and cycling projects. This is a short-sighted, ideological decision that will come back to haunt the Government.

Waka Kotahi announces pause in funding Transport Choices programme - our response

: 5 Nov 2023


Ahead of a new government being formed, Waka Kotahi has paused funding to a programme designed to speed up adoption of more sustainable modes of travel.

Living Streets President, Tim Jones, criticised Waka Kotahi's move. “There are many benefits of walking and other non-car modes, that we need to see accelerated for both health and climate action,” he said.

Profit pushes pedestrians aside: e-scooters to stay on footpaths

: 28 Sep 2023

Living Streets Aotearoa is disgusted that a public agency has put the interests of private companies ahead of the public interest. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has approved the renewal of the E-scooters (Declaration not to be motor vehicles) Gazette Notice for a further 5 years exactly as it has been since 2018.

We wonder why Waka Kotahi (NZTA) bothered to consult when it has apparently ignored:

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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