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<P>This section covers:<ul><li>Policy documents, research papers and strategies produced by the NZ Government and crown agencies (and their consultants)</li><li>Policy documents, research papers and strategies produced by NZ regional councils and territorial local authorities (and their consultants)</li><li>Academic research papers and conference papers</li><li>Policy proposals and lobbying or advocacy material produced by non-governmental organisations and private individuals</li><li>Proposals and plans for the implementation of walking strategies (if not covered by other sections)</li></ul></P>

Walking: still better than driving

Walking is 12 times better for the climate than driving. Blog on the Sightline Institute website
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Clark Williams-Derry
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A Resident's Guide for Creating Safe and Walkable Communities

US Federal Highway Administration guide The FHWA has just released A Resident's Guide for Creating Safe and Walkable Communities, which provides examples from other communities working to improve pedestrian safety.
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En-route to more footpaths

Good news for pedestrians and cyclists - more new footpaths are to be built around the district thanks to a change in funding policy from Land Transport New Zealand (LTNZ). The Government�s transport funding agency has approved funding for a large proportion of the �higher priority� footpaths identified in Thames-Coromandel District Council�s draft Cyclin
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The evidence

The evidence - Web page
Welcome to The Evidence! - your ‘one-stop-shop' for the latest research evidence related to walking, cycling and health. The Evidence! is aimed at a wide audience, from students and academics through to health professionals, policy-makers and town planners.
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Economic appraisal of local walking and cycling routes

The sustainable transport charity Sustrans has taken the Government’s own methods of assessing the economic benefits of transport schemes and applied them to a number of local walking and cycling routes. The results show them to have a benefit to cost ratio of 20:1.
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Articles on the economic benefits of pedestrian areas

A short summary of items and case studies regarding the economic benefits of walkable commercial areas, with URLs.
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Andy Smith
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