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.
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.
Living Streets Aotearoa, Wellington, invites you to come and hear about some of the latest research and developments on footpath design. Walking is the first mode of transport for all humans and is the way to the future for healthy people, social and economic benefits and vibrant communities. Walking and pedestrians are a key part of the transport network.
This is an important topic for all local councillors and council transport staff and contractors- those primarily responsible for building and maintaining footpaths, and ensuring they work well.
From persuading a Human Resources manager that supporting staff walking to work creates a more productive workforce to explaining the health benefits of more children walking to school; the economic benefits of walking are a common thread in the implementation and evaluation of Greater Wellington's Sustainable Transport programmes. This presentation provides an overview of a range of behaviour change initiatives involving encouraging walking that we've tried, highlighting their strengths and lessons learned.
Submission on Wairarapa Corridor Plan
The plan acknowledges that key transport pressures are the ageing population, growth in tourism and growth in freight. However, in spite of this, we feel that the plan largely ignores public transport, walking and cycling, and focuses on road transport.
Walking and Cycling
Submission on Vision Seaview Gracefield
Living Streets Lower Hutt conditionally supports the proposed Vision Seaview Gracefield. However we would like some amendments.
We are supportive of the four themes of the vision.
We are particularly supportive of Theme 1’s following key outcomes and their associated initiatives
It's worthwhile taking action when you notice a problem area for pedestrians. Sometimes you can make a difference! Recently a walking advocate identified a problem at the entrance to a Khandallah supermarket car park. There was no indication to motorists that they were crossing a footpath and there weret even in/out arrows for cars painted on the footpath! He wrote to the supermarket but never got a reply. However, the other day he was walking past the supermarket and noticed that they had done everything he had suggested including burning the arrows off the footpath, marki
Active a2b is a health and wellbeing programme run by Greater Wellington to encourage employees in Wellington workplaces to walk or cycle to work. It runs from January to March 2010 and aims to transform your trip to work into something valuable.
Why would you want to walk or cycle to work?
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.