National level

Safer Pedestrians

Pedestrians are New Zealand’s forgotten road victims.
Each year almost four times as many pedestrians as cyclists are killed on New Zealand roads. Yet government has no Pedestrian Safety Plan and makes no investment in Urban Pedestrian infrastructure. We need an enquiry.
Please support Visual Impairment Charitable Trust Aotearoa NZ (VICTA) in this quest. Let’s make walking safer for everyone.

Please read through VICTA's statements below and sign their petition

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Benchmarking Walking in Six New Zealand Cities.

We have recently released the report Benchmarking Cycling and Walking in Six New Zealand Cities. This report compares Auckland, Tauranga, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin for important inputs (e.g. funding, policies, infrastructure)  and outputs (e.g. extent of walking and cycling, population health and safety) with regards to active transport.  The report and supplementary material are available here:  http://sustainablecities.org.nz/resilient-urban-futures/benchmarking/

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Golden Foot Walking Awards

Golden toes twinkling rewarded here.

The walking awards celebrate and recognise New Zealand achievements for walkers by acknowledging innovative new facilities, highlighting national best practise and rewarding ongoing commitment to walking.  The awards are open to all - private companies and public organisations, not-for-profit groups, and community organisations or individuals. Nominations close 1 June 2016.

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2WalkandCycle Conference 6-8 July 2016

We invite you to attend the premier national conference addressing walking issues. Auckland will host the third 2WalkandCycle Conference.

The theme of the conference is 'moving towards healthy communities'. The conference’s focus is on active, human-powered transport to achieve healthier, smarter and more liveable cities. This can be achieved through balancing our extensive car travel network with better provision for walking and cycling.

Come and talk walking in New Zealand and the world

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Auckland
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Rendezvous Grand Hotel , Auckland
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glenda@hardingconsultants.co.nz
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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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Walk2Work Day 2016

Join us on Wednesday 9 March 2016 for our national day to celebrate walking. This year we will again focus on the close links between public transport and walking - they go together hand in hand. Walking is part of every journey.

Celebrate the great benefits of walking (or walking and catching public transport).

Christchurch

Wellington - try the new look Mason's Lane on your way along the Terrace or Lambton Quay. Join us for a chat at this newly refurbished Wellington shortcut from 8.30 on Wednesday 9 March. Wellington

Celebrate walking

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Walking research from NZTA

New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) commissions transport research in New Zeaaland. Walking is one of the areas researched. This is a list of the most relevant reports. The links will take you to the NZTA website where you will be able to read a summary and the full report.

Environmental impact


Detailed observations and validated modelling of the impact of traffic on the air quality of roadside communities
Report 516 (February2013)

 

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Media Release 30 March 2014 - Coroner blames Pedestrian for her death?

Living Streets Aotearoa is concerned that yet again a coroner’s inquest has laid the blame squarely at the foot of the dead woman. The inquest into the pedestrian death of Vanessa Green in Wellington has found no blame on the driver. It is very difficult to determine a cause of this crash or any other crash after the fact, and it is too easy to blame the victim.

 

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