Join us for a walk following in the (imagined) footsteps of Jane Jacobs, one of the early urbanists who fought (and won) to maintain her 1960's New York neighbourhood from motorway development. Jane worked on the principle that citizens know what works in their neighbourhoods best and supported community based development from the bottom up. She appreciated that cities grow organically and can be a bit messy. Jane believed that cities were made great by their diversity, and having buildings with different purposes encourages lively activity throughout the day among neighbors.
Presentation of Golden Foot Walking Award 2022 to Age Concern for their Walking Companion Service
Dr Judith Davey, Ellen Blake from Living Streets Aotearoa, and Lynn Crossland and Stephen Opie from Age Concern Wellington
Living Streets Aotearoa's survey of Wellington local-body election candidates found that most candidates support better walking facilities for Wellington residents and across the region.
Join us for the very first Jane Jacobs walk through Wellington, touching on urbanist themes around places you may be familiar with - come and see them anew through an urbanist lens, with interesting places and speakers en route! Jane's Walk on 7 May 12.15pm in Wellington, bookings essential - book your spot HERE. Numbers are limited to ensure we all have a great experience!
Join us on lower Cuba Street, Wellington and take a walk on the green side! Living Streets will be celebrating all the walking stars out there by repurposing car park space and letting you take your seat on the throne of walking goodness! Sounds like fun right
We are shamelessly taking ideas from many places, not least our President Andy Smith and his Auckland red carpet activities, and Australia's David Engwicht with traffic taming installations. But with a Wellington twist we hope you will enjoy
See you there from 8am - 5pm Friday 5 March.
Wellington will have 1.4km of new possibilities on Sunday 28 October - that's about a 25 minute walk through the central city
Take this opportunity to experience our city in new ways. Te Ara Tapere ki Pōneke, which means pathway of fun and community in Wellington, is a free event for everyone. Join Living Streets to "Make a Space" on Hunter and Victoria Street corner repurposing our public space in new ways. Your imagination is the only limit! Irresistable right
This route was walked on Suffrage Day 19thSeptember 2018. Please enjoy walking this interesting route alone or in a group.
The stop numbers correspond to the map attached below. Directions are for an accessible route with controlled crossings.
My name is Murray Darroch and since the beginning of the 21st century I have been living in Tawa, Wellington. During the period 1973-1989 I lived in Hataitai at 14 Hepara Street.
Walking toward a healthier, brighter, more equitable future
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.