I represent Living Streets Hamilton, a branch of Living Streets Aotearoa, and the aim of our network of groups is to promote walking as a first mode of transport for short urban journeys, and to promote the benefits of walking for health, recreation and the good of the environment.
(see also Oral Submission)
Living Streets Hamilton congratulates the Hamilton City Council on its signing of the International Charter for Walking, and its interest in the activities of Living Streets Aotearoa.
To achieve real results in terms of Hamilton living up to the ideals of the Charter, Living Streets would like to be involved in a partnership with the City to plan for future pedestrian projects within Hamilton
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.