The first 2017 New Zealand Walking Summit is only one week away on 28 July in Wellington, New Zealand. This exciting opportunity for those with an interest in walking will explore the theme of 'how to make New Zealand a world leading walking place'.
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Work Safe is promising adults to 'get you home healthy and safe', but little is being done for children who walk or cycle to school. Lucinda Rees from NZ School Speeds says the Government is irresponsible, as there are no consistent rules in place to get school children home 'healthy and safe' and is calling on them to put rules place to protect our most vulnerable road users.
Living Streets Aotearoa submission on the Government Policy Statement on Transport asks for some significant changes to the Policy that determines the funding for the New Zealand land transport system. The proposed GPS continues years of non-funding for walking and pedestrian activity with a heavy bias towards state highway funding. Our submission recommends the focus for the New Zealand transport system must be people-centred to support a healthy life and sustainable activity for all.
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Ministry Of Transport Pedestrian Blind Spot Costs Lives
Monday, 2 January 2017, 2:47 pmDr Lynley Hood MSc LittD
Article: Lynley Hood“Walking is one of the safest modes of travel available.”
NZ Ministry of Transport, Pedestrian Crash Facts, 2016
“If any question why we died
Tell them, because our fathers lied.”
Rudyard Kipling, Epitaphs of War, 1922