Speed kills, and in particular, speed kills pedestrians. Reducing urban road speeds from 50 to 30 km/h hugely improves pedestrian survival rates in accidents.
Living Streets Aotearoa has joined the Vote Climate campaign because the importance of walking as climate action is a key part of our kaupapa.
Map for a 2 hour heritage walk around Aro Valley, Wellington.
March is walking month and we're encouraging Aucklanders to take to their feet and discover the many benefits of walking.
Get fit, healthy, have some me time as well as save on petrol and parking!
Walk during March and be in to win heaps of prizes.
Auckland Active Modes research report
Key take out points for walking for us were:
· 56% are normally walking and these need to be maintained; 20% are primed for walking so we need to encourage these people; and 24% are not primed for walking and will be harder to encourage.
· 32% of people are walking more often than a year ago and 35% expect to walk more this coming year.
This is our submission on the 2013 Draft Annual Plan for Wellington City Council. Our submission covered the lack of priority and projects for pedestrians, supported the Miramar development to provide better pedestrian facilities, and supported the further development of 'the Promenade' waterfront walk from the railway station to Kumutoto to improve pedestrian access.
See attached poster
This is the Living Streets Wellington submission on the 2011 Greater Wellington Annual Plan
This is the Living Streets Wellington submission on the 2011 Greater Wellington Hutt Corridor Plan
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.