walkability

Walk2Work Day 2015 - March 11 - Walking and public transport

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This year the Walk2Work Day theme is Walking and Public Transport.  A walk is part of every bus, train and ferry ride.  Research shows that walking and catching the bus or train (or ferry you lucky people) keeps you fitter than using a car. 

Celebrate your good choices in transport and for health on Walk2Work Day 11 March 2015 by joining one of the great events planned.

Walking and taking public transport is like a sock and a shoe, or a bus and a passenger. They just go together. Walking and PT get you where you want to go and keep you fitter too.

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All over New Zealand
Contact person: 
Andy Smith
Contact details: 
021 474740

Palmerston North and thinking about walking

Yes we do need to start the journey to a more walkable future, for our health, the planet, the economy and just because walking is fun and social. There are some really fantastic projects internationally that we could take bits from and adapt to what we want in New Zealand - its all about what we want after all. That vision is required from the top nudged along by us. Some of the first steps have already been taken with footpath maintenance funding now available and a revised Government Policy Statement on Transport. We need to see that turned into action on our streets.

Walking to a healthier, brighter, more equitable future with Gil Penalosa

Walking toward a healthier, brighter, more equitable future

Great opportunity to hear Gil Penalosa, world renowned expert on getting people active in their cities

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Wellington
Venue: 
Adam Auditorium, City Art Gallery
Contact person: 
Ellen Blake
Contact details: 
wellington[a]livingstreets.org.nz
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Planning for walking PQ196 March 2015

The attached is an article recently published in Planning Quarterly 196 March 2015 (without it's nice photos sorry) on Planning for walking - time to make strides in measuring performance. The article sets out and proposes a new approach to measuring walk performance in local authority plans to enable a more rapid change to walk mode share and improve walkability, by making walking more visible.

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Living Streets submission to Wellington Regional Land Transport Plan

Here is the Living Streets Aotearoa submission for the draft Wellington Regional Land Transport Plan 2015.

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Here is the Living Streets Aotearoa submission for the draft Wellington Regional Land Transport Plan 2015.

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Walk2Work Day 13 March 2013 - the Mayor's walk, Wellington

 

Next Wednesday (13 March) is Walk2Work Day  and you’re invited to join Mayor Celia Wade-Brown in an early morning commuter walk from the Northland shops to Queens Wharf.

Walk the talk or talk and walk with our Mayor from Northland to Queens Wharf this Wednesday, 13 March - Walk2Work Day

Town/City: 
Wellington
Venue: 
Northland shops
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Walking to 2040 - what does the future hold?

 

Living Streets Aotearoa is holding it's first meeting for 2012 to look at what the future holds for pedestrians and walkers. With many councils preparing their Long Term Plans, and, nearly a year on from the change to a purely volunteer organisation for Living Streets it is timely to discuss what we can look forward to and achieve in the future: what are our ambitions and goals, as individuals, in our organisation, and in our workplaces?

Fun, future, snickets and ginnels - find out more at our first meeting on 5 June

Town/City: 
Wellington
Venue: 
Meeting room 2, Wellington City Council, Wakefield Street
Contact person: 
Ellen Blake
Contact details: 
wellington[at]livingstreets.org.nz
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Face to face
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Review of Walk for your life book

Walk for your life: Restoring neighbourhood walkways to enhance community life, improve street safety and reduce obesity

By Marie Demers, PH.D

Foreword by James O. Hull

Vital Health Publishing 2006

What a great book! Excellent for those new to walking advocacy.

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