Design and planning
The third in our series of walking into the future looks at research into parking space allocation and the important place of pedestrians in a vibrant economy. This meeting will be of interest to all in local government and those interested in walking. Listen to the researchers present their myth-busting results from New Zealand studies.
When 5.30pm - 7.30pm Tuesday 6 September 2011
Where Meeting room, Wellington City Council, Wakefield Street
This is Living Streets Aotearoa Wellingtons submission on the Porirua Transportation Strategy 2011.
This is the Living Streets Aoteroa Wellington groups submission on the 2011 Greater Wellington regional councils annual plan.
On the Greening the Rubble project's website you will see how this project is making a difference in Christchurch despite the continuing earthquakes and aftershocks. Go to: http://www.greeningtherubble.org.nz
You are invited to join us for a discussion on the importance of pedestrians to community resilience. Starting with a report back from the workshop of transport innovator David Engwicht we will look at how pedestrians contribute to community resilience and what we can do to foster resilience.
This is the second in a series of meetings to highlight important aspects of walking for the future of living communities. The first looked at footpath design.
Living Streets Aotearoa, Wellington, invites you to come and hear about some of the latest research and developments on footpath design. Walking is the first mode of transport for all humans and is the way to the future for healthy people, social and economic benefits and vibrant communities. Walking and pedestrians are a key part of the transport network.
This is an important topic for all local councillors and council transport staff and contractors- those primarily responsible for building and maintaining footpaths, and ensuring they work well.
Best practice walking environments require a safe walking space. Poor design and low maintenance of walking surfaces and roadside furniture can reduce safety, walking ambience, and cause inefficient walking speeds. In New Zealand around 700 pedestrians are admitted to hospital each year due to slips, trips and stumbles in the road environment, with many more unreported accidents, yet little is known regarding the specific physical characteristics that foster pedestrian accidents.
The NZ Transport Agency recently announced that New Plymouth and Hastings will collectively receive funding of $7.28m to become New Zealand's first walking and cycling model communities.
The purpose of this investment is to help create an environment that will make walking and cycling easy transport choices for people in New Plymouth and Hastings. Through this funding we’re also encouraging councils to integrate walking and cycling into their transport planning and other initiatives.
This paper describes the main findings of the Auckland Self-Explaining Roads (SER) project and outlines some actions and recommendations for advancing the SER concept in New Zealand.