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Submission on proposed Orewa College Enrolment Scheme Amendment, July 2018

Submission on Orewa College Proposed Enrolment Scheme Amendment

Living Streets North Shore welcomes the opportunity to make a submission on Orewa College’s proposed enrolment scheme amendment. Living Streets North Shore (LSNS) is the North Shore walking action group focusing on walking issues in Auckland north of the Harbour Bridge.

LSNS makes this submission in support of the families of Red Beach which will be significantly impacted by this proposed amendment.

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Submission on proposed Orewa College Enrolment Scheme Amendment, July 2018

Submission on Orewa College Proposed Enrolment Scheme Amendment

Living Streets North Shore welcomes the opportunity to make a submission on Orewa College’s proposed enrolment scheme amendment. Living Streets North Shore (LSNS) is the North Shore walking action group focusing on walking issues in Auckland north of the Harbour Bridge.

LSNS makes this submission in support of the families of Red Beach which will be significantly impacted by this proposed amendment.

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NZ Walking Summit 2017 Ben Wooliscroft keynote speaker

Ben Wooliscroft

Associate Dean Research in the School of Business and Associate Professor, University of Otago

Speaking at the NZ Walking Summit 2017 on:

Why can’t we walk?

Ben will report on two national surveys (total sample over 4000) with a focus on transportation in New Zealand and New Zealander’s appetite for active transportation, with a focus on walking. There is clearly demand for safe, comfortable and walkable cities in New Zealand.

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Why can't we walk? Asking the big question, is the keynote talk at the NZ Walking Summit 2017.

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Walking research from NZTA

New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) commissions transport research in New Zeaaland. Walking is one of the areas researched. This is a list of the most relevant reports. The links will take you to the NZTA website where you will be able to read a summary and the full report.

Environmental impact


Detailed observations and validated modelling of the impact of traffic on the air quality of roadside communities
Report 516 (February2013)

 

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Affordable housing needs walkable, compact and well-designed neighbourhoods

I recently sent this letter to Minister Nick Smith following some comments from him about urban design and footpaths. High quality urban design that encourages walkable neighbourhoods around public transport nodes is essential for the future or our cities. Good urban design makes economic sense both for individuals and communities as a whole.

Here is the letter I sent. I will post the response when it arrives.

Andy Smith - Living Streets Aotearoa President

 

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Daniel Sauter talk in Wellington November 2014 "The flaneur and the sojourner - their place in a liveable city"

A highlight of the Wellington 2014 walking year was this talk from international walk researcher Daniel Sauter.  Daniel spoke about the important 4 "I's" of walking - Inspiration, Identity, Infrastructure and Institutional arrangements. He noted the joy of walking and 'being' in a place, were as important in a liveable city as moving through spaces, and had some interesting research to show how we spend our time. He commented that he particularly enjoyed the debate during his presentation - thanks to those attending.

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