Freedom on Foot

: 21 Sep 2009

People around the world will be enjoying freedom on foot on international carfree day, September 22nd.

“People talk about cars giving people freedom – but what’s free about sitting in queues of cars belching fumes?”  asks Liz Thomas, director of pedestrian organization Living Streets Aotearoa.


Walking Awards evening 2009

: 1 Aug 2009

The winners of the Golden Foot Awards were announced at a presentation ceremony in Wellington on Friday 24th July.  There was a buzz of excitement in the air as Louise Schofield described the finalists and announced the winners.

Representatives from all the winning projects were there to accept the unique hand crafted jandal award from Alick Shaw, board member of NZTA.


ARTF 2009 conference

: 8 Jul 2009

Registrations have now opened for the Australasian Transport Research Forum Conference being held in Auckland late this year.

The theme of the conference is "Interconnecting transport performance, the economy and the environment".

The website ( has the current programme and there are some good keynote speakers.


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.


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.

About Us

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.

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