Safer Speeds to Walk to School - Living Streets Aotearoa strongly endorses the Government’s commitment

: 28 Nov 2019

Safer Speeds to Walk to School 27th November 2019 Living Streets Aotearoa strongly endorses the Government’s commitment to improve safety for students walking to school through today’s announcement about lowering speeds around schools.

“Walking is a healthy and social choice for students, either for the whole journey or combined with public transport,”


eScooters not welcome on our footpaths

: 25 Nov 2019

We have a policy on those eScooters.  They are not welcome on NZ footpaths, they put people off walking due to the speed of these machines.  We welcome them in cycle lanes and low speed roads.

See our policy here.

There are more types of these vehicles lined up wanting to use the footpaths.  You have our answer 'Not on the footpath'


Petition to keep pedestrians safe launched by national coalition

: 31 Oct 2019

A petition to Government that would see e-scooters and other personal transport devices banned from New Zealand footpaths has been launched by a national coalition.

The coalition, which represents 14 member organisations across New Zealand, says that they have been working to support the Government as it brings in the Accessible Streets regulatory package.

“Although there are some good things in it, this package also seems to permanently allow personal transport devices such as e-scooters to be used on our footpaths.” says coalition spokesperson Dr. Chris Teo-Sherrell.


Coroner wrong in Walk to School decision

: 31 Jul 2019

Living Streets Aotearoa is shocked that the Coroner has said “the girl killed by the rubbish truck should not have been walking to school without an adult.”

It is a child's right to walk to school safely, and its the Government's job to make sure it was safe to walk to school or to play.


Support for safer footpaths and communities

: 1 Jul 2019

Living Streets Aotearoa is delighted to see the commitment of the Associate Minister, Julie Anne Genter, and Ministry of Transport to ensuring that pedestrians and other road users are safe and feel safe.

Building better communities in New Zealand

: 17 Jun 2019

Thought-leaders to share plans to improve the walking experience at second New Zealand Walking Summit

For the first time, Auckland will host the Walking Summit from 20 - 21 June - New Zealand's leading event for promoting walking-friendly communities.

Offering unique opportunities to hear from local and international experts on transport, accessibility and walkable communities, key topics this year include:

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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