The Living Streets Aotearoa Walking Awards will be presented in the second week of June 2020 in Auckland.
The nomination form is below and they are now open. Closing on May 10 (ask about late entries)
Contact us if you have ideas of who should win a WSP Golden Foot award. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The New Zealand 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.
Does your winning project fit here?
Projects and programmes
Facilities or place-making
- Walking Advocate Champions are 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
The Golden Foot Walking Awards 2018 were on June 26, 2018
Our key sponsor from the last awards will again sponsor the awards this year - thank you WSP Opus
The invite only award ceremony was in the Grand Hall, Parliament, Wellington at 6pm Tuesday June 26 and it was an opportunity for finalists and winners to showcase their projects.
The awards ceremony was hosted and attended by Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter.
Whananaki footbridge, Whangarei District Council details here
Rangitoto Summit Walk Sport Auckland, Department of Conservation, details here
Radical Wellington Dr Dougal McNeill, Samantha Murphy details here
Paul Pope, Otago Peninsula Community
The Power to Walk, The Duncan Foundation details here
Claire Dixon, Auckland Transport
Movin' March Greater, Wellington Regional Council
Winner:Community Led Project
Gruffalo Explorer - Christchurch Walking Festival
Christchurch City Council, St Margarets, Canterbury Playcentre Association, Canterbury Plunket
Henry Hill School Travel unplan
Principal Jason Williams and Henry Hill School
Hemo Gorge intersection
Fred Shilton WSP OPUS and New Zealand Transport Agency
Winner:Walking School Bus
Fernridge School Walking School Bus
Janine Devenport and Fernridge School
Ane Bonifacio Radio Samoa, Pacific Heartbeat, Heart Foundation
Business Case for Walking
Darren Davis - Auckland Council
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
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 were:
“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