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Walk2Work Day 11 March 2015 Media release

Media Release 4 March 2015

 

Get out on your feet next Wednesday 11 March Walk2Work Day to celebrate the universal method of getting around and one we do every day – walking, and its natural partner the bus or train.

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Media release: The evidence supports investment in walking

Living Streets Aotearoa, the national pedestrian advocacy organisation, is very concerned about Transport Minister Simeon Brown's direction to NZTA (Waka Kotahi) to end funding for local councils' walking and cycling projects. This is a short-sighted, ideological decision that will come back to haunt the Government.

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Waka Kotahi announces pause in funding Transport Choices programme - our response

 

Ahead of a new government being formed, Waka Kotahi has paused funding to a programme designed to speed up adoption of more sustainable modes of travel.

Living Streets President, Tim Jones, criticised Waka Kotahi's move. “There are many benefits of walking and other non-car modes, that we need to see accelerated for both health and climate action,” he said.

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Profit pushes pedestrians aside: e-scooters to stay on footpaths

Living Streets Aotearoa is disgusted that a public agency has put the interests of private companies ahead of the public interest. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has approved the renewal of the E-scooters (Declaration not to be motor vehicles) Gazette Notice for a further 5 years exactly as it has been since 2018.

We wonder why Waka Kotahi (NZTA) bothered to consult when it has apparently ignored:

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Two exciting paid positions available working for walking!

Living Streets Aotearoa is expanding. We are excited to offer two opportunities for paid part-time positions to support and extend the advocacy that Living Streets Aotearoa does. Are you interested in working for us or know someone who is? Please share this information.

It’s been a long time since we have had paid staff and we expect with the creation of these two roles to be able to offer members a better deal and expand our advocacy work to put walking more in the spotlight and on the map.

The two roles are

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Oversize vehicles are a menace to pedestrians. What's the best response?

With all the damage oversize vehicles, such as SUVs and double-cab utes, cause, should they be banned altogether? That was the provocative question a journalist asked us recently for her article The case to ban SUVs. And the new End Urban SUVs campaign is also focused on this issue.

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About Us

Living Streets Aotearoa is the New Zealand organisation for people on foot, promoting walking-friendly communities. We are a nationwide organisation with local branches and affiliates throughout New Zealand.

We want more people walking and enjoying public spaces be they young or old, fast or slow, whether walking, sitting, commuting, shopping, between appointments, or out on the streets for exercise, for leisure or for pleasure.

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