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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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Dismay at the lack of funding committed to improving the walking environment

At the end of a very successful NZ Walking conference, Living Street Aotearoa members expressed dismay at the lack of funding announced in the Government Policy Statement committed to improving the walking environment.

Walking has been overlooked in favour of Think Big transport projects for too long.

"We are under-whelmed by the targets and funding" Ms Wade-Brown said in a closing address to the delegates in Auckland.

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Articles on the economic benefits of pedestrian areas

A short summary of items and case studies regarding the economic benefits of walkable commercial areas, with URLs.
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Andy Smith
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Most active nation

how walking contributes to SPARC's goal of NZ being the most active nation
Most active nation - 1.7 Mb Document - Adobe PDF - Acrobat Reader
This presentation will describe how SPARC has encouraged the growth of walking through: • Green Prescriptions-the GP referral scheme where about 80% of the referrals are for walking particularly for p
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Breaking New Zealand's 'P' dependence

Handout Presentation to NZ Walking Conference, Christchurch, Nov 2006
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Jason Morgan,Gerry Dance
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Pedestrian and Cyclist Road Safety Framework

This Pedestrian and Cyclist Road Safety Framework (Framework) outlines a comprehensive approach for effectively reducing risks to, and improving safety for, pedestrians and cyclists.
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DOC Information: Otago walkways

This site lists maps and guides to the various tracks and walkways in Otago.
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