Living Streets-hosted innovative project, Greening the Rubble, is celebrating its first year in Christchuch with an award from the Civic Trust. Several mini parks are complete, others under construction, by a growing team of volunteers.
Living Streets and helpers turn Earthquake damaged land into parks.
The 2012 conference will be the first combined walking and cycling conference held from 22-24 February 2011. The conference will be held in Hastings, one NZTA's model communities. The focus of this conference is on everyday walking and cycling for transport, recreation and tourism. Very appropriately, the conference is called 2 Walk and Cycle.
GetAcross is a campaign that has been lobbying and advocating for cyclists and walkers to get across the Auckland Harbour Bridge. LSA have been involved in supporting Getacross since its beginning. Its is a great project and will transform the way people use the bridge and connect our communities. Most importantly it will give a transport choice in these uncertain times.
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
September 22 is World Car Free Day! Organise an event in your city or town and encourage motorists to give up their car for a day.
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.
The Greening the Rubble project, will be run under the umbrella of Living Streets Aotearoa with grant support from Christchurch City Council. It forms part of a wider initiative to find temporary uses for empty sites across Christchurch, following the damage caused by the Canterbury earthquake on 4 September 2010; collectively known as Make-SHIFT.
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.