walking revolution in New York

Attending the Walk21 conference in New York was a great opportunity to see first hand the changes being made in the city especially the new plazas along Broadway.   The results are very impressive with 1,400sqm of new public space.  They were hugely busy and have obviously been well received by the city residents.  Most interesting perhaps is the minimal budget on which these changes have all been made.

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Short Trip Active Mode Research Report

Report for the Greater Wellington Regional Council by Peter Glen Research. An update survey, to measure the changes that have occurred in short trip behaviour since the previous reports.

The primary aim of the research was to gain an updated reading of active mode travel in the greater Wellington region, specifically:

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The problem with footpath parking

A letter to the Wellington City Council’s Infrastructure Committee

I am a pedestrian.  I use footpaths for walking and occasionally for running.  When people park their cars park on the footpath, in such a way as to prevent me from passing, I am forced to walk or run on the road.  If I am on my own, this is an annoying inconvenience and creates a minor risk to my personal safety.  This inconvenience is increased on rubbish collection days when recycling bins, wheelie bins and rubbish bags are also on the footpath.

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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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Improve walkability around transit locations

Link to order information The Federal Highway Administration Office of Safety has released two new guides, A Resident’s Guide for Creating Safe and Walkable Communities, to help residents, parents, community groups, and others make their communities bett
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Los Angeles Walkability checklist

Guidance for site plan review
Walkability checklist - 1.7 Mb Document - Adobe PDF - Acrobat Reader
The purpose of this Guidance for Site Plan Review: Walkability Checklist is to guide Department of City Planning staff in working with developers to make developments more “walkable;” that is, to enhance pedestrian activity, access, comfort and safety. At the same
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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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