This is the report from the joint Wellington Railway Station Community Street Review November 2015. This street review was undertaken by Living Streets Aotearoa Wellington members and the Wellington City Council Accessibility Advisory Group.
Map for a 2 hour heritage walk around Aro Valley, Wellington.
Join us at Wellington City Council with Mayor Celia Wade-Brown for our 13th AGM
Make sure you are a paid-up member so you can vote
We will head out for a meal afterwards
Join us for a Sunday afternoon spring cleaning the Grafton Road to Maida Vale Road steps, Roseneath - the longest stretch of steps in Wellington. These fabulous steps have become overgrown over winter and need a brush up to be ready for the spring and summer foot traffic down to the Balaena Bay beach. Bring your broom or weeder along and lend a hand with your neighbours - or just come along for a chat.
Join us for a walk-shop looking at the issues of walking at night and how CPTED (crime prevention through environmental design) principles can help make the walk environment safer and more pleasant.
Our regular monthly meeting for the Wellington committee.
The agenda is to discuss long term plan submissions. Please let us know if you have any matters we should address wellington(a)livingstreets.org.nz - or if you would like to attend.
We have become concerned at the number of legal but unformed roads that have been stopped and sold. This limits the future choices and potential uses for the land. Unformed legal road is often used by pedestrians for accessways or potentially could be used as such.
The attached study on a sample of Wellington walkways was published today in the NZ Medical Journal. It shows that while lighting of street-connecting walkways at night is generally good – there was a quarter of walkways where it was inadequate (ie, it was too dark to see your feet or to see the steps).
In the “Discussion” section of the attached – various options for improving things are outlined, in case the Council wishes to consider these.
Hope this is of interest.
Here is the Living Streets Aotearoa submission for the draft Wellington Regional Land Transport Plan 2015.
The flaneur and sojourner - their place in a liveable city
Walking is transport - and much more. Going on foot is recognised as a very healthy, social and sustainable activity. What does this mean for our policies and planning?
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.