A 2009 report for the Wellington Regional council shows that walking trips increased for short journeys up to 2 kilometres - 54% of total short trips were done by walking, that is more than any other mode by a long stretch, including in cars - and that
- Better footpaths and crossings
- Better walking routes
- Better driver awareness of pedestrians
- Improved pedestrian flow
- Safer streets at night
- Better street lighting
- Lower speed limits
- Less traffic
Would all help increase walking more.
And what is Greater Wellington regional council doing to encourage more walking on short trips? They have produced maps to three railway stations - Porirua, Waterloo and Johnsonville.