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Notice of Annual General Meeting 2009

: 26 Jun 2009

You are invited to attend the AGM of Living Streets Aotearoa Incorporated to be held: Saturday 25th July 2009, 5.30pm

at St John’s Church Hall, 170 Willis Street, Wellington (corner of Willis and Dixon Streets, behind the church)

The AGM is open to all members and interested people, whether or not they are attending the workshop at the same venue.
 

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Golden Foot Awards: New Zealand’s National Walking Awards

: 9 Jun 2009

The closing date for the Golden Foot Awards is fast approaching!

These are new national walking awards organised by Living Streets Aotearoa.  The closing date is 19th June, so make sure you get your nominations in quickly.

The awards will showcase walking innovations and facilitate the sharing of new ideas across the country.  The awards will be presented in a high profile ceremony in Wellington Council chambers on 24th July. 

Drivers should concentrate on the road, not on their cellphones

: 2 Jun 2009

Motorists who talk on handheld or hands-free cellular phones are as impaired as drunk drivers, according to a University of Utah study.

Living Streets Aotearoa applauds the Minister of Transport, Steven Joyce, for seeking to ban cell phone calls and texting by drivers.

“Drivers should concentrate on the road, and not on their cell phones”, says Celia Wade-Brown, president of Living Streets Aotearoa.

National Cycleway will benefit walkers too

: 15 May 2009

“A national cycle network is an excellent idea and would be used by walkers as well as cyclists when fully developed” says walking advocate and president of Living Street Aotearoa, Celia Wade-Brown.

The Prime Minister has announced that the government will invest $50 million over the next three years in a national cycleway consisting of a series of “great rides”, with the long term goal of creating a network that links these experiences together.

National cycleway: a great benefit to walkers too

: 28 Feb 2009

A long-distance cycleway could be part of a national cycle network that has huge benefits for New Zealanders walking too, adds walking advocate "Celia Wade-Brown. The UK Sustrans network is heavily used by walkers and runners where it runs near town and city centres. Health benefits for walking are estimated to be more than $2 per kilometre walked.

Pedestrian planning guide released

: 6 Feb 2009

This guide sets out ways to improve New Zealand’s walking environment. It outlines a process for deciding on the type of provision that should be made for pedestrians and provides design advice and standards. Learn more and access the completed guide in PDF format at: Pedestrian planning and desgn guide home page.