The Walking Summit this year is on June 20 and 21
Auckland at the Auckland Transport Building in the Viaduct harbour.
You can find the costs and registration details here
Day 1 Walking to school and play June 20
Living Streets UK Jenni Wiggle (video) on their walk to school programme
Rachel Elisai-Hopa Te Ara Hapepe AT
Sandra Mandic BEATS (video)
Alex Bonham kids play
Meg Christie CDHB school travel (video)
Hjarne Poulsen DCC and Glen Koorey Dunedin Schools Cluster
Shanthi Amerautunga Uni Auck – older people and PT
Kids Cam Louise Signal
Day 2 Walking and public transport 21 June
Vivian Naylor, CCS Disability Action
Nick Potter PT 2045 Ministry of Transport
Plus more to be confirmed
People chairing the sessions include Pippa Coom, Chris Darby and Kathryn King
The 2017 New Zealand Walking Summit
The 2017 New Zealand Walking Summit was an exciting opportunity for those involved in transport, health, urban design and local government and of course walking advocates too, to explore our theme of 'how to make New Zealand a world leading walking place'.
The outcomes of the NZ Walking Summit is our new four point plan
Living Streets Aotearoa’s four point plan for walking:
- Improve safety in urban areas with a 30 km/h speed limit around all schools and shopping centres
- Properly fund walking and pedestrian infrastructure by assigning 1% of the National Land Transport Fund budget to walking
- Reverse the decline in kids walking to school with a national ‘safe routes to school’ programme
- Future proof our roading projects by making the NZ Pedestrian Planning and Design Guide the national standard for all new roading projects.
Here is video of
- The welcome and Tom Platt from Living Streets UK
- The Greens and Labour transport policy people.
- The Wellington City Council and Opportunites Party transport policy people
And here is the talk from our keynote speaker Dr Ben Wooliscroft, "Why can't we walk?" (attached), who we didn't manage to video. Ben says "The data I presented was interesting in it’s lack of variance – by gender, area, income, etc, except as reported. There’s a really strong groundswell of support for prioritising active transport in NZ. Keep up the great work."