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.
As part of Dundin City Council's Transportation Strategy and Community Plan delivery programmes, the Council has prioritised sustainable development and transportation solutions in order to support a balanced approach to promoting social, economic and environmental well being for Dundin's existing and future generations.
Stories are part of everyone's lives and the Feet First website has chosen narrative interaction to encourage participation in both walking and sharing ideas. The stories which are placed on line are situated in the local environment and provide inspiration and ideas that provide local solutions. The use of the web in this instance is largely participatory, and based on open source media through the use of citizen – centric principles.
The 2 km Auckland Harbour Bridge that connect the north and south shores in Auckland City New Zealand does not have any walking or cycling on it. It is for motorized vehicles only. Originally the paths were planed but were never built as the money was not available. The bridge was built with 4 lanes in 1959 and later in 1969 another 4 lanes were clipped on the original structure.
Since that time walkers and cyclists have advocated for a way across.
I am part of the current push to get this access.
From persuading a Human Resources manager that supporting staff walking to work creates a more productive workforce to explaining the health benefits of more children walking to school; the economic benefits of walking are a common thread in the implementation and evaluation of Greater Wellington's Sustainable Transport programmes. This presentation provides an overview of a range of behaviour change initiatives involving encouraging walking that we've tried, highlighting their strengths and lessons learned.