Gil Penalosa talk in Wellington - walkability and ageing

: 13 Jul 2016

Thanks to the Centre for Sustainable Cities for co-hosting and filming this great talk from Gil Penalosa.

We need to learn how to live well - recreate cities so they work for 8 and 80 year olds.

The general must prevail over the particular - benefit for the most people.

Thanks also to Wellington City Council for bringing Gil to Wellington.

NZ Post electric footpath trucks not suitable

: 28 Jun 2016

Good on Wellington City Council - showing the way for more councils to follow. NZ Post vehicles not suitable anywhere.  - Stuff June 27 2016
Keeping footpaths for pedestrians - that's the way to make a place more walkable.

NZ Post electric vehicles not suitable for Wellington: Mayor  - Stuff June 27 2016


NZ Post tractor and trailer units on the Footpaths

: 10 Jun 2016

The NZTA have passed the decision to allow Paxstar electirc tractors and trailer on the footpath to the Councils (Road Controling Authorities (RCA)).

Wellington Council has already said NO.  New Plymouth has had a trail.

They have not flashing lights or warning noise as they drive along the footpaths.

What is next

See the attached letter from NZTA to RCAs


Annual General Meeting of Living Streets Aotearoa Wednesday 6th July 2016, 12.45pm

: 30 May 2016

Annual General Meeting of Living Streets Aotearoa

Wednesday 6th July 2016, 12.45pm


You are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of Living Streets Aotearoa which will be held:

- on Wednesday, the 6th of July at 12.45pm

- during the 2Walkandcycle conference,

- in the Aucklander Room at the Rendezvous Hotel, Mayoral Drive, Auckland.


The business to be considered will be:

a) presentation of the annual report and the financial accounts;

b) election of the Executive Council


Active transport accessory designers wanted

: 30 May 2016
Designers, home sewers & craftspeople, this is your chance to shine - and WIN!

Create a new garment or accessory that illuminates people on foot and bike. Make them stand out at night and your masterpiece could go into production, and on sale in outlets in Wellington region and beyond.

See the website here


Footpath Cycling Petition presented by MP Trevor Mallard

: 9 May 2016

Hon Trevor Mallard Parliament WELLINGTON

Dear Mr Mallard

You recently presented a petition to Parliament proposing that children under 14 and their adult caregivers, and those over 65, should be permitted to cycle on the footpath, contrary to the current New Zealand Land Transport User Rules.