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Living Streets Dunedin Submissions

Living Streets Dunedin have made a number of submissions to the DCC. Some were posted previously, but seem to have been lost in the website shift. In this meantime, here is our latest, on the future of John Wilson Ocean Drive, a Dunedin landmark:

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Submission on Manukau draft Long Term Community Plan

We welcome this opportunity to submit on Manukau City Council’s Draft 10 year  Plan.

Walking - the policy picture
A key target of the NZ Transport Strategy 2008 is that the mode share of walking and cycling should grow to 30% by 2040. This target is linked to other key NZTS targets, in particular to halve per capita greenhouse gas emissions from transport by 2040 and to reduce single occupant vehicle travel (in major urban areas on weekdays) by 10%  by 2015.

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Quality of Life survey acknowledges Wellington's walkability

The Quality of Life survey, made public today, asked residents in 12 cities to rank their lives in areas including health, crime and safety, and public transport. Wellington came out on top, with just under 95 per cent of Wellingtonians ranking theirs as either extremely good or good, making Wellington the No 1 city. The survey reports Wellingtonians believe it is generally a safe place to live. The city topped the list for people feeling safe after nightfall while in their homes, visiting the city centre, and walking in their neighbourhood.

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Blenheim discusses walking makeover

Rodney Tolley, director of Walk21, a UK-based organisation that promotes walking, has been in Blenheim as a guest of the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board's Nutrition and Physical Activity programme to assess whether Marlborough could improve its walkways for pedestrians. According to the Marlborough Express, Mr Tolley's analysis was that if you create a place where people want to walk and Blenheim will benefit economically.
Dr Tolley started his day with a walk around central Blenheim observing how
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Tasman district promotes a 'Walk of the Month'

Good to see the initiative by the Tasman District Council in which they promote a Walk of the Month with a link to the archive of previous walks. Seems like a nice approach to getting people exploring parts of their locality they may not already know.
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