Environment

Walking research from NZTA

New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) commissions transport research in New Zeaaland. Walking is one of the areas researched. This is a list of the most relevant reports. The links will take you to the NZTA website where you will be able to read a summary and the full report.

Environmental impact


Detailed observations and validated modelling of the impact of traffic on the air quality of roadside communities
Report 516 (February2013)

 

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Daniel Sauter talk in Wellington November 2014 "The flaneur and the sojourner - their place in a liveable city"

A highlight of the Wellington 2014 walking year was this talk from international walk researcher Daniel Sauter.  Daniel spoke about the important 4 "I's" of walking - Inspiration, Identity, Infrastructure and Institutional arrangements. He noted the joy of walking and 'being' in a place, were as important in a liveable city as moving through spaces, and had some interesting research to show how we spend our time. He commented that he particularly enjoyed the debate during his presentation - thanks to those attending.

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Greening the Rubble - Make-SHIFT website

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

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Moving Planet

Moving Planet is a worldwide rally to demand solutions to the climate crisis—a single day to move away from fossil fuels. Come on bike, on skates, on a board, or just on foot. Come with your neighbors and your friends, your family and your co-workers. Come be part of something huge. It's time to get moving on the climate crisis. Check out whether there is an event close-by to you or organise an event yourself! http://www.moving-planet.org/

 A day to move beyong fossil fuels

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Walking to 2040 - community resilience and pedestrians

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.

Join us for a discussion on the importance of pedestrians to community resilience. We'll look at transport innovator David Engwichts work and discuss how we can promote resilience.

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Wellington
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Wellington City Council meeting room 2
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Ellen Blake
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wellington@livingstreets.org.nz
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Workshop: Co-benefits of Walking and Cycling

This workshop is designed to bring together key local and international researchers, with policy analysts in local and central government, NGOs and members of the public, to consider the evidence for co-benefits of active journeys -- particularly benefits for population health, climate change, and quality of life -- and how this evidence can be strengthened and acted upon effectively.

 

Walking and cycling provide significant health benefits by increasing levels of physical activity. These active modes of transport are associated with substantial relative risk reductions (10-55%) across cardio-vascular disease, cancer, and other diseases. Compared to travel by car, active journeys also reduce air pollution and the carbon emissions that are accelerating climate change. In New Zealand there has been a decline in these active modes and research indicates that mode shift from passive to active travel is difficult to achieve. This is a critical challenge in the face of growing evidence that we need to reduce carbon emissions by around 90% by 2050.

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Wellington
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Otago University, 23a Mein Street
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Kerry Hurley
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Kerry.Hurley[at]otago.ac.nz
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Summer Steps Challenge

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      Summer Steps Challenge


Welcome to our new fun team challenge, encouraging people to get out and about and try walking as a way of getting around.

 

You are challenged to organise a team from your workplace and compete against other teams, to see who can spend the most time walking. 

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