Click here for a summary of the years work and your present at the end.
Your Christmas present is in the eBulletin: 22 Dec 2016
Value of footpaths in New Zealand survey: 4 Nov 2016
Hi all, we are researching the value of footpaths in New Zealand, on behalf of the Road Controlling Authorities' Forum.
This survey is about how people use and value footpaths in New Zealand.
Please circulate the survey as widely as you are able, including to your friends, families, colleagues and any other groups you might be part of.
Press Release, Clendon Petition on Footpath Cycling: 29 Oct 2016
Press release, immediate
This week, Parliament’s Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee will hear submissions on Jo Clendons petition asking for children up to 14 and accompanying adults to be allowed to cycle on footpaths.
Gil Penalosa talk in Wellington - walkability and ageing: 13 Jul 2016
Thanks to the Centre for Sustainable Cities for co-hosting and filming this great talk from Gil Penalosa.
We need to learn how to live well - recreate cities so they work for 8 and 80 year olds.
The general must prevail over the particular - benefit for the most people.
Thanks also to Wellington City Council for bringing Gil to Wellington.
NZ Post electric footpath trucks not suitable: 28 Jun 2016
Good on Wellington City Council - showing the way for more councils to follow. NZ Post vehicles not suitable anywhere. - Stuff June 27 2016
Keeping footpaths for pedestrians - that's the way to make a place more walkable.
NZ Post electric vehicles not suitable for Wellington: Mayor - Stuff June 27 2016
NZ Post tractor and trailer units on the Footpaths: 10 Jun 2016
The NZTA have passed the decision to allow Paxstar electirc tractors and trailer on the footpath to the Councils (Road Controling Authorities (RCA)).
Wellington Council has already said NO. New Plymouth has had a trail.
They have not flashing lights or warning noise as they drive along the footpaths.
What is next
See the attached letter from NZTA to RCAs
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.