National level

Latest issue of footprints

Check out the latest issue of Footprints with interesting articles on:

  • the upcoming Walk2Work 2011 event on Wednesday Feb 16
  • `Greening the Rubble' on rebuilding and addressing walkability aafter the Sept 2010 earthquake
  • an interview with new mayor of Wellington, Celia Wade-Brown
  • and news from the regions

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Workshop: Co-benefits of Walking and Cycling

This workshop is designed to bring together key local and international researchers, with policy analysts in local and central government, NGOs and members of the public, to consider the evidence for co-benefits of active journeys -- particularly benefits for population health, climate change, and quality of life -- and how this evidence can be strengthened and acted upon effectively.

 

Walking and cycling provide significant health benefits by increasing levels of physical activity. These active modes of transport are associated with substantial relative risk reductions (10-55%) across cardio-vascular disease, cancer, and other diseases. Compared to travel by car, active journeys also reduce air pollution and the carbon emissions that are accelerating climate change. In New Zealand there has been a decline in these active modes and research indicates that mode shift from passive to active travel is difficult to achieve. This is a critical challenge in the face of growing evidence that we need to reduce carbon emissions by around 90% by 2050.

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Wellington
Venue: 
Otago University, 23a Mein Street
Contact person: 
Kerry Hurley
Contact details: 
Kerry.Hurley[at]otago.ac.nz
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Greening the Rubble - Christchurch

The Greening the Rubble project, will be run under the umbrella of Living Streets Aotearoa with grant support from Christchurch City Council. It forms part of a wider initiative to find temporary uses for empty sites across Christchurch, following the damage caused by the Canterbury earthquake on 4 September 2010; collectively known as Make-SHIFT

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