International (multi-country)

Walking in North America - Celia Wade-Brown

Talking, walking, seeing fall colours and catching up with friends and family - what's not to like about a visit to North America in September?
 

We started with the grand official opening of the Banff Commonwealth Walkway. It physically links several paths around this Rocky Mountain City. Virtually there is a link to other Commonwealth countries including our own capital where the markers were finished last year. I was moved by the indigenous welcome from Siksika Nation elder Tom Crane Bear.  
 

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Gil Penalosa talk in Wellington - walkability and ageing

Thanks to the Centre for Sustainable Cities for co-hosting and filming this great talk from Gil Penalosa.

We need to learn how to live well - recreate cities so they work for 8 and 80 year olds.

The general must prevail over the particular - benefit for the most people.

Thanks also to Wellington City Council for bringing Gil to Wellington.

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Walk21 Vienna | Call for Abstracts

Vienna is 'stepping ahead'!

 

The City of Vienna will host the Walk21 conference with the motto ‘stepping ahead’ from 20 - 23 October 2015. The conference in Vienna City Hall provides space for a comprehensive discussion of strategies for the promotion of walking.

The vibrant and dynamic program will engage side events and thrilling walkshops, promise to create a memorable event and the possibility to gain new insights.

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Global Road Safety Partnership has new Pedestrian safety manual

Each year, more than 270 000 pedestrians lose their lives on the world’s roads. Many leave their homes as they would on any given day never to return. Globally, pedestrians constitute 22% of all road traffic fatalities...

Pedestrian safety: a road safety manual for decision-makers and practitioners (2013)

 

 

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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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walking revolution in New York

Attending the Walk21 conference in New York was a great opportunity to see first hand the changes being made in the city especially the new plazas along Broadway.   The results are very impressive with 1,400sqm of new public space.  They were hugely busy and have obviously been well received by the city residents.  Most interesting perhaps is the minimal budget on which these changes have all been made.

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