The Golden Foot Walking Awards celebrate and recognise New Zealand achievements for walkers by acknowledging innovative new facilities, highlighting national best practise and rewarding ongoing commitment to walking. The awards are open to all - private companies and public organisations, not-for-profit groups, and community organisations or individuals.
Nominations for the Golden Foot Walking Awards 2018 are now open. Please use the nomination form below to enter your initiative. Our key sponsor from the last awards will again sponsor an award this year - thanks OPUS
The invite only award ceremony will be in the Grand Hall, Parilament Buildings, Wellington at 6pm Tuesday June 26 and there will be an opportunity for finalists to showcase your project at that time. This will be attended by Transport Ministers Twyford and Genter.
Golden Foot Walking Award inititiatives could be:
- Projects and programmes
- Facilities or place-making
- School projects
- Walking Advocate Champions
- Extraordinary walkers (eg walkers completing the Te Araroa Trail in record times or ways, walk fundraising for a particular cause, commuters walking long distances or overcoming barriers, stories of health gains through walking)
- Walking and Public Transport initiatives
- Buildings and public spaces that demonstrate strong accessibility and CPTED principles
Please note: Walkers means pedestrians – those on foot or using a wheelchair
All nominations are valid that have not been previously entered into the Golden Foot Walking Awards.
Previous years Awards
The 2016 Golden Foot Awards were at the 2WALKandCYCLE Conference in Auckland July 2016.
The 2016 Golden Foot Awards were supported by OPUS
Name of Organisation
Name of Project
Hamilton City Council
Accessible Kerb Upgrade Programme
Sculpture Trust Wellington
Wharf Street Shared Space Project
Abley Transportation Consultants Ltd
Australasian Pedestrian Facility Selection Tool
Community and Public Health, Aranui Primary School, Chisnallwood Intermediate School, St James School , Wainoni School and the All Right? Campaign.
AWA Trails Walking Map
Devonport Peninsula Trust
Devonport Community Treasure Hunt
New Plymouth District Council- Let’s Go Project
Let’s Go Scooter Sessions
Te Araroa Trust (CEO)
Paekakariki Escarpment Track
Castor Bay Ratepayers and Residents Association
Christchurch City Council
Walk or Wheel Safely to School Day 2016
Rosamund Averton and Edward Sarfas
Walking Champions Extraordinaire
Make Collective: Clare Jones
Walking Poster Generator
Judges accepted nominations for projects that have not been entered into previous Golden Foot Awards, including:
School projects (can include scooting and skating)
Walking Advocate Champions
Extraordinary walkers (eg walkers completing the Te Araroa Trail fundraising for a particular cause, commuters walking long distances, stories of extraordinary weight loss through walking )
Walking and Public Transport
Buildings and public spaces that demonstrate strong accessibility and CPTED principles
The Judges considered:
Whether the NZ Pedestrian Planning and Design Guidelines have been considered in the planning and implementation of each nomination.
How well the project/facility/ individual encourages others to walk
How well the project/facility/ individual overcomes barriers to enable more walking
Please see the attachments for the winning projects from 2014. Great examples of what we are looking for in 2016.
Living Streets Aotearoa is proud to present in 2014 the 4th Golden Foot Walking Awards.
The 4 Walking Award Category Winners are:
“Best New Zealand Joint Walking and Cycling Project” Uni of Otago, Adolescent Mobility Health Consortium for symposia on youth and tranport.
“Best New Zealand Walking Facility” (enabling walking) New Plymouth DC with Let's Go Streets Project
“Best New Zealand Walking Promotion” (educating about walking) New Plymouth DC with Let's Go School Travel Planning
“Best New Zealand Walking Project” (encouraging walking) Christchurch CC & Recreation and Sport Unit with The Breeze
Read about the Awards Ceremony held 23 February 2012 in Hastings at the 2WalkandCycle Conference.
Read about the 2010 Awards