Wellington region

Spring Clean the Steps

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.

 

Step out for a social Sunday work out on the longest steps in Wellington

Town/City: 
Wellington
Venue: 
Grafton Road to Maida Vale Steps
Contact person: 
Ellen Blake
Contact details: 
021 106 7139
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Walking at night - how CPTED can be used to make the night walk-environment safer and more pleasant

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.

Have you ever had second thoughts about going for a walk at night? Join this walk-shop to look at the issues of night time walking and how good design can make it safer and more pleasant.

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Fusion Virtuoso bar - 2 Manners St, Wellington
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Walk-shop starts and finishes at Fusion bar, 2 Manners St
Contact person: 
Ellen Blake
Contact details: 
wellington[at]livingstreets.org.nz
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Wellington committee meeting - Living Streets Aotearoa

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.

Join our monthly get togethers and discuss the trending issues in walkability, transport and urban design as they affect pedestrians (that's all of us).

Town/City: 
Wellington
Contact person: 
Ellen Blake
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Road stopping - a Wellington submission example and Environment Court decision

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.

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Study on a sample of Wellington walkways as published in the NZ Medical Journal.

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.

Nick Wilson

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Living Streets submission to Wellington Regional Land Transport Plan

Here is the Living Streets Aotearoa submission for the draft Wellington Regional Land Transport Plan 2015.

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Here is the Living Streets Aotearoa submission for the draft Wellington Regional Land Transport Plan 2015.

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The flaneur and sojourner - talk by Daniel Sauter

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?

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Daniels presentation will take us on a little stroll through the world of perceptions, paradoxes and policies, looking especially at the social dimensions of walking and public space.

Town/City: 
Wellington
Venue: 
Wellington public library, 65 Victoria St
Contact person: 
Ellen Blake
Contact details: 
wellington@livingstreets.org.nz
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Open Street Sunday 22 September Wellington

Open Streets celebrate public space and let the community be active out on their street, with lots of fun activities to take part in including street art, dancing and music, playing games on the street, and making your own space to hang out in.

Living Streets partnering with Greater Wellington regional council will open up Dixon and lower Cuba Streets to community activity - closed for cars. More information email wellington@livingstreets.org.nz 

Come along to enjoy our streets on Sunday 22 September from 1 - 4pm on Dixon and lower Cuba Streets. 

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Wellington
Venue: 
Dixon and lower Cuba Streets
Contact person: 
Ellen Blake
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wellington@livingstreets.org.nz
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Walkability workshop 6 April - Community Street Review report

Living Streets Aotearoa ran a Walkability workshop on 6 April 2013 to train participants in the use of Community Street Reviews. The short route selected was close to the meeting venue and traversed a residential and commercial area. This group of pedestrian advocates quickly assessed the route and came up with a range of improvements that could be made to create a more walkable environment. Read the Community Street Review report here.

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Dress for Success Wellington

Dress for Success Wellington promotes the economic independence of women by providing professional work attire, a network of support, and career development tools to help them thrive in work and in life.

On Saturday 11 May at 10am Dress for Success Wellington will be holding a 5km Power Walk fundraiser from Frank Kitts Park to Point Jerningham and back.

5km Power Walk fundraiser from Frank Kitts Park to Point Jerningham and back.

Town/City: 
Wellington
Venue: 
Frank Kitts Park
Contact person: 
Cheryl
Contact details: 
021 938 100
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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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