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Walk2work March 10th 2010

: 6 Mar 2010

Pre-event press release

Walking to work is a great way to get out in the fresh air, have an enjoyable trip to work, and incorporate exercise into your daily routine.

 

On the 10th of March thousands of people across New Zealand will leave their cars at home and Walk2Work with friends, family and colleagues. Workers will be able to call in to their local Walk2Work event between 7 and 9am, to register, collect their complimentary breakfast snack, be inspired by local speakers, and win spot prizes.

 

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Safer Pedestrian Journeys

: 3 Mar 2010

Roads will be safer for pedestrians when actions outlined in the Safer Journeys strategy are implemented.

 “We applaud the move to change the give way rules for turning traffic”, says Peter Kortegast, President of Living Streets Aotearoa.  “Drivers concentrating on oncoming traffic, and whether they have right of way to turn, often fail to see pedestrians crossing at intersections, with tragic results.  Making intersections safer for all road users will cut the number of crashes.”

Walk2work Day March 10th 2010

: 2 Mar 2010

On the 10th of March 2010, thousands of people across New Zealand will leave their cars at home and Walk2Work with friends, family and colleagues. Workers are invited to call in to their local Walk2Work event between 7-9am, to register, collect their complimentary breakfast snack, be inspired by local speakers, and win spot prizes.

Registrations are now open for the Summer Steps Challenge

: 29 Jan 2010

Registrations are now open for people wanting to take part in the Summer Steps challenge. This is a trial competition for people in Wellington and Christchurch.  So if you are working in one of these areas, go to the summer steps page and register your team.

 

Dollars and Sense of Walking

: 22 Dec 2009

Call for abstracts now open for the 4th New Zealand Walking conference

Living Streets Aotearoa is running the 4th New Zealand Conference on walking and liveable communities on 2/3 August 2010 in Wellington. The focus of this conference is on economic value, with the theme: “Dollars and Sense of Walking; creating liveable communities”.

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Christchurch mini-parks created on Carfree Day

: 23 Sep 2009

World Carfree Day is an annual celebration of how community life improves when freed from the noise, stress and pollution of cars. Every September 22, people from around the world get together in the streets and neighbourhoods to celebrate World Carfree Day and to remind the world that we don't have to accept domination by cars..