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Safety comes first in decision to lower speed limit on a high-risk section of State Highway 58.

: 14 Sep 2018

After careful consideration, the Transport Agency is lowering the speed limit from 100km/h to 80km/h on a high-risk section of State Highway 58. The change comes into effect on 22 September 2018.

“It’s also important to note that Police, Fire and Emergency New Zealand, the Automobile Association, Hutt City Council, Wellington City Council, Porirua City Council, Living Streets Aotearoa and many local residents support the Transport Agency’s decision to lower the speed limit.”

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Skypath gives Auckland's feet a lift

: 29 Aug 2018

Living Streets Aotearoa President Andy Smith says "Skypath will be a wonderful connection for Auckland's walkers, runners and wheelchair users as well as cyclists. Skypath gives Auckland's feet a lift!"

He adds "It's a pleasure to have worked with cycling advocates on this important project."

Mr Smith says "Living Streets Aotearoa congratulates the new Government on its commitment to walking and cycling, welcomes the $390m fund and looks forward to significant changes due to the new focus on healthy, sustainable transport."

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Walkers welcome significant investment in safe and sustainable transport

: 30 Jun 2018

Walking advocates say the new transport budget is good news for safer roads and footpaths.

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Success at the Golden Foot Walking Awards

: 30 Jun 2018

Samoan family walking clubs, a radical solution to a dangerous intersection and a hunt for the Gruffalo are among the winners of this year’s Golden Foot Awards. 

The biennial awards ceremony is held by Living Streets Aotearoa to celebrate projects that help to promote walking - in cities, in the country and every day. 

The six winners were presented with their award by Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter in a celebration at Parliament in Wellington. They were: 

Education Gazette ISSUE: VOLUME 97, NUMBER 10

: 28 Jun 2018

Living Streets Aotearoa executive committee member and former Wellington mayor Celia Wade-Brown says while some ideas, such as the walking school bus, were implemented here because they were proven to be effective overseas, others are dependent on the local situation.

The school commute on foot article click here

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