Community Engagement

Community street reviews and audits


Community Street Reviews were developed by Living Streets Aotearoa, and further developed and supported by the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA). They are an ideal method for assessing pedestrian satisfaction and the quality of the walking environment.

See the method here on the NZTA site.

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Shared space

Room for everyone - a new vision for public spaces
Shared space - Document - Adobe PDF - Acrobat Reader
Shared Space is a European co-operation project that aims to develop a new policy for designing public spaces at regional, national and eventually at an European level.
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Principles towards a walking-friendly and human city

It is time to improve the situation and the status of the pedestrians, in an era where motor traffic in the cities is expanding causing a negative impact on the quality of city life. The goal should be to form a city policy dedicated to providing more living space and prioritising the pedestrian.
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Community contracts assessment guidelines and criteria (Wanganui)

The Council recognises opportunities exist to establish productive partnerships with organisations providing a diverse and complex range of social, recreational and
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Walking Map Toolbox

The Walking Maps Tool Box, by the Health Sponsorship Council (2006), is designed for communities that want to encourage people who live or work in their area and visitors to walk more. Creating a walking map is one means of motivating people to walk in their local area.

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Social capital and the built environment

The importance of walkable neighbourhoods Leyden seeks to examine whether pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use neighbourhoods encourage enhanced levels of social and community engagement, using Galway as a case study.
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About Us

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.

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