Living Streets Aotearoa has joined the Vote Climate campaign because the importance of walking as climate action is a key part of our kaupapa.
Nominations are now OPEN for our 8th Golden Foot Walking Awards.
Walk2Work Day is our national day to get out and celebrate walking. The wonderful way of getting from A to B!
Join us out in your neighbourhood and check back here for events closer to the time.
Join us on lower Cuba Street, Wellington and take a walk on the green side! Living Streets will be celebrating all the walking stars out there by repurposing car park space and letting you take your seat on the throne of walking goodness! Sounds like fun right
We are shamelessly taking ideas from many places, not least our President Andy Smith and his Auckland red carpet activities, and Australia's David Engwicht with traffic taming installations. But with a Wellington twist we hope you will enjoy
See you there from 8am - 5pm Friday 5 March.
Thought-leaders to share plans to improve the walking experience at second New Zealand Walking Summit
For the first time, Auckland will host the Walking Summit from 20 - 21 June - New Zealand's leading event for promoting walking-friendly communities.
Offering unique opportunities to hear from local and international experts on transport, accessibility and walkable communities, key topics this year include:
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.
Email: tauranga at livingstreets.org.nz or firstname.lastname@example.org
Open Streets celebrate public space and let the community be active out on their street, with lots of fun activities to take part in including street art, dancing and music, playing games on the street, and making your own space to hang out in.
Living Streets partnering with Greater Wellington regional council will open up Dixon and lower Cuba Streets to community activity - closed for cars. More information email email@example.com
Living Streets Aotearoa is holding it's first meeting for 2012 to look at what the future holds for pedestrians and walkers. With many councils preparing their Long Term Plans, and, nearly a year on from the change to a purely volunteer organisation for Living Streets it is timely to discuss what we can look forward to and achieve in the future: what are our ambitions and goals, as individuals, in our organisation, and in our workplaces?
Living Streets Aotearoa is the New Zealand organisation for people on foot, promoting walking-friendly communities. We are a nationwide organisation with local branches and affiliates throughout New Zealand.
We want more people walking and enjoying public spaces be they young or old, fast or slow, whether walking, sitting, commuting, shopping, between appointments, or out on the streets for exercise, for leisure or for pleasure.