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NZTA trial aims for safer speeds around rural schools

The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) will begin a trial of variable speed limits outside rural schools in June as part of the agency's ongoing effort to reduce serious crashes and improve safety on rural New Zealand roads.

The NZTA media release (18 May 2012) says five schools in the North Island will initially take part in the trial, with the first step being the introduction of a permanent 80 km/h speed limit at four of the trial schools (with a 100 km/h speed limt remaining at the fifth school).

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School Travel Planning in Dunedin

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As part of Dundin City Council's Transportation Strategy and Community Plan delivery programmes, the Council has prioritised sustainable development and transportation solutions in order to support a balanced approach to promoting social, economic and environmental well being for Dundin's existing and future generations.

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Presenter: 
Tim Cheesebrough
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School Initiatives
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MWH New Zealand
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Mon a.m. late

Webbed Walking, sharing inspiring stories online

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Stories are part of everyone's lives and the Feet First website has chosen narrative interaction  to encourage participation in both walking and sharing ideas. The stories which are placed on line are situated in the local environment and provide inspiration and ideas that provide local solutions. The  use of the web in this instance is largely participatory, and based on open source media through the use of citizen – centric principles.

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Presenter: 
Raewyn Baldwin
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School Initiatives
Organisation or Business: 
NZ Transport Agency
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Mon a.m. late

A Statistical Accident

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The New Zealand Agency (NZTA) investigated the relationship, if any, between school travel plans and improved road safety, in particular for pedestrians and cyclists.  

Using crash data within a 500 m radius around eleven schools in Auckland City over a 10 year period, this assessment indicates that the following decrease in reported crashes occurred since the launch of the travel plans:

_ 57% involving cyclists and pedestrians aged five to thirteen
_ 30% involving all pedestrian and cycling

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Presenter: 
Coralie O'Brian
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School Initiatives
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NZ Transport Agency
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Mon a.m. late

Walking and the role of 'dollars and sense' in travel behaviour change initiatives in the Wellington Region

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From persuading a Human Resources manager that supporting staff walking to work creates a more productive workforce to explaining the health benefits of more children walking to school; the economic benefits of walking are a common thread in the implementation and evaluation of Greater Wellington's Sustainable Transport programmes. This presentation provides an overview of a range of behaviour change initiatives involving encouraging walking that we've tried, highlighting their strengths and lessons learned.

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Presenter: 
Sam Winslow
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Behaviour
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Greater Wellington Regional Council
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Tue p.m. early

The integrated community school travel plan in action

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Travel Smart/Safe is helping our people make transport choices in a way which allows future generations to enjoy liveable neighbourhoods.  It is an integrated approach that considers community and school specific needs and where theory is put into practice by -:
* Listening to communiites
* Keeping it simplistic and flexible
* Developing community and school ownership at the beginning
* Strengthening community action
* Creating supportive environements
* Supports building public policy

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Presenter: 
Karen Smith
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Behaviour
Organisation or Business: 
Tauranga City Council
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Tue p.m. early

Travelwise (North Shore)

Transport and Roads
Travelwise - Document
A website which promotes walking alongside other transport options
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North Shore City Council
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Guide to local government: walking school bus (Auckland)

walkbus.html - Web page
Website information about Auckland's walking bus scheme
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Knighton and Associates Government and Coporate Publishers
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