Walking for short trips increasing and safer routes will help

 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.



Read the report here

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.








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Living Streets Aotearoa is the New Zealand organisation for people on foot, promoting walking-friendly communities. We are a nationwide organisation with local branches and affiliates throughout New Zealand.

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