National level

A great idea and a project of the International Federation of Pedestrians

When streets are dead-end for cars but are open for pedestrians as well as cyclists we label them living-end-streets.

See this conversion

 

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Rules for Drivers to Give Way to Pedestrians at Intersections

Living Streets wants greater emphasis to be given to keeping pedestrians and other vulnerable road users safe. 

In the first instance, we think the Road Code should treat pedestrians as it treats other road users at intersections (mode equality). This would mean that turning vehicles would give way to pedestrians walking straight through (see the diagram below).
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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

For back issues of Footprints, download the newsletters here.

 

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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
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Otago University, 23a Mein Street
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Kerry Hurley
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Kerry.Hurley[at]otago.ac.nz
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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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