March is walking month and we're encouraging Aucklanders to take to their feet and discover the many benefits of walking.
Get fit, healthy, have some me time as well as save on petrol and parking!
Walk during March and be in to win heaps of prizes.
See the details for the Golden Foot Awards on our Walking Awards page
Nominations close on Monday 1st June 2016.
On Friday Feb 12 we meet with the Minister of Transport Simon Bridges in Auckland. There were 8 in our delegation representing organisation concerned that the footpath should not get crowded out with new vehicles. Just that day NZ Post talked about their new delivery tractors going nation wide.
The meeting was good and one of our focus points was asking the Minister to make the NZTA Pedestrian Planning and Design Guide adopted as a standard.
Following is our briefing paper.
Today we remember the thirty New Zealanders killed while out walking in the last 12 months, to mark the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. The theme this year ‘Its time to remember – say no to road crime’.
Pedestrian deaths make up 10% of the 287 people who have lost their lives on New Zealand roads in the last 12 months, with Waikato, Auckland and Canterbury the most deadly places to be on the road.
Wellington man Mike Mellor has been recognised as an outstanding champion of the walking public – and that’s all of us. He has for many years promoted, cajoled and even taken court action to ensure that Wellingtonians can walk safely and enjoyably in their public spaces.