The first 2017 New Zealand Walking Summit is only one week away on 28 July in Wellington, New Zealand. This exciting opportunity for those with an interest in walking will explore the theme of 'how to make New Zealand a world leading walking place'.
NZ Walking Summit only one week away: 21 Jul 2017
eBulletin June 2017: 30 May 2017
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Will our school children get home healthy and safe?: 1 May 2017
Work Safe is promising adults to 'get you home healthy and safe', but little is being done for children who walk or cycle to school. Lucinda Rees from NZ School Speeds says the Government is irresponsible, as there are no consistent rules in place to get school children home 'healthy and safe' and is calling on them to put rules place to protect our most vulnerable road users.
More walking needed for the Government Policy Statement on Transport: 31 Mar 2017
Living Streets Aotearoa submission on the Government Policy Statement on Transport asks for some significant changes to the Policy that determines the funding for the New Zealand land transport system. The proposed GPS continues years of non-funding for walking and pedestrian activity with a heavy bias towards state highway funding. Our submission recommends the focus for the New Zealand transport system must be people-centred to support a healthy life and sustainable activity for all.
eBulletin March 2017: 10 Mar 2017
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Ministry Of Transport Pedestrian Blind Spot Costs Lives: 6 Jan 2017
Ministry Of Transport Pedestrian Blind Spot Costs Lives
Monday, 2 January 2017, 2:47 pmDr Lynley Hood MSc LittD
Article: Lynley Hood“Walking is one of the safest modes of travel available.”
NZ Ministry of Transport, Pedestrian Crash Facts, 2016
“If any question why we died
Tell them, because our fathers lied.”
Rudyard Kipling, Epitaphs of War, 1922
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.