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Market research report - active travel for short trips

Short trip top line results 2006
GWRC short trip results web page - Web page - HTML - Browser
The key findings of the 2006 Short Trip research project are as follows:

a) 36% of respondents made a short trip up to one kilometre in an "average 24-hour day" during the survey period. 74% of the trips made by these respondents were by active mode (i.e. walking/cycling). (The comparative figures in the 2004 survey were 39% and 74% respectively).

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Timaru active transport strategy

Presentation on the Timaru Active Transport Strategy development and implementation to date.
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Brian Ward
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Footpaths R 4 people

Footpaths R 4 people - Document - Adobe PDF presentation - Acrobat Reader
The Footpaths R 4 People project was a direct result of customer complaints to the Royal NZ Foundationn of the Blind and the Auckland city council call centre.
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Pedestrian audit of public transport nodes - a practical approach

The Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) wants to increase the numbers of people walking in the Wellington region, especially for short trips.
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Keeping them safe (WSB presentation)

Keeping them safe - Document - Adobe PDF - Acrobat Reader
Safety is a priority when establishing WSBs therefore all routes undergo a safety audit which involves a Road Safety Co-ordinator, an Engineer and in North Shore City we also have Police Education Officer involvement.
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Reclaiming Auckland's streets for pedestrians

Abstract only - Presentation to NZ Walking Conference, Christchurch, Nov 2006
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Rachel Eaton,Catherine
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Walking initiatives including the WSB

Every morning over 250,000 children travel to Auckland schools and half of these trips are made by car.
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Green man issued with a stopwatch

Crossing central Auckland's main shopping street is a dangerous game at the best of times, but new count-down clocks should allow pedestrians a better chance of escaping harm at one of its busiest intersections.The clocks at the intersection of Queen and Victoria Sts were switched on yesterday for a six-month trial to determine whether the technology should be introduced throughout the country. Pedestrians are given a standard six-second phase in which a green "walking" figure features on the bottom light in each set, before it is replaced by a 20-second count-down clock.
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Christchurch City Council Parks and Waterways: Walks

Information on the various walks around Christchurch City as promoted by the CCC.
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Creating an Active Friendly Environment - North Shore City (SPARC)

North Shore City Council, Harbour Sport and the Auckland University of Technology have begun researching how to create 'active-friendly' local communities that will encourage physical activity.
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