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Living Streets Aotearoa Wellington meeting series - Monday June 22

Andy Smith and Ellen Blake from the LSA exec have committed themselves to a week of meetings. Monday started with an LSA strategy meeting with Mike Mellor at the railway station.

 

Then it was off to the NZ Police and Superintendent Steve Greally who is the Manager Road Policing. We talked about our yellow feet, proposed law change and Vision Zero for road deaths.

 

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Climate change and walking

The recent Government public consultation on a proposed target (or INDC) for the Paris round of talks on Climate Change highlights one of the most pressing issues of our time. Living Streets Aotearoa has recognised this with not one but two submissions on the proposal, one from the national executive and one from the Wellington group.

New Zealand may be a small part of the global GHG emission but we are a high per capita emitter. Living Streets Aotearoa has a clear position on where New Zealand should be aiming: 

The flaneur and sojourner - talk by Daniel Sauter

The flaneur and sojourner - their place in a liveable city

Walking is transport - and much more. Going on foot is recognised as a very healthy, social and sustainable activity. What does this mean for our policies and planning?

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Daniels presentation will take us on a little stroll through the world of perceptions, paradoxes and policies, looking especially at the social dimensions of walking and public space.

Town/City: 
Wellington
Venue: 
Wellington public library, 65 Victoria St
Contact person: 
Ellen Blake
Contact details: 
wellington@livingstreets.org.nz
Meeting type: 
Face to face
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Reducing automobile traffic: an urgent policy for health promotion

An urgent policy for health promotion
Abstract - Reducing automobile traffic ... - Web page for purchase information
Scientists anticipate that in coming decades the greenhouse effect will produce alterations in climate. Traffic and rural and urban highway infrastructures are already among the principal causes of environmental degradation.
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