Golden Foot Awards

Golden Foot Walking Awards - nominations open now

The Golden Foot Walking Awards celebrate and recognise New Zealand achievements for walkers by acknowledging innovative new facilities, highlighting national best practice and rewarding ongoing commitment to walking and pedestrians. 

The awards are open to all - private companies and public organisations, not-for-profit groups, community organisations and individuals. We encourage you to submit a nomination. 

Nominations are open until 17 June 2024

Get your nomination in for the 2024 Golden Foot Walking Awards

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Winners of the 2022 Living Streets Aotearoa Walking Awards

Living Streets Aotearoa is pleased to announce the winners of the Living Streets NZ Walking Awards.  The Golden Foot awards were presented on August 25th 7:00 pm at a formal video conference.

At the biennial awards this year nine winners were announced, receiving the Golden Foot Award made in recycled wood by Rowan Saker at Global Wood Rework (Wellington). 

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Golden Foot Walking Awards 2022

Nominations are now OPEN for our 8th Golden Foot Walking Awards.

Love that special place that makes you grateful to be on foot. Think your wheelchair has never rolled so well. Amazed that a place could be so good to be in. Or that special person who inspires you to stride out. Nominate them for a Golden Foot Walking Award.

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Golden Foot Walking Awards 2018

The 2018 Golden Foot Walking Awards are on 26 June Tuesday. Check out our great finalists on our facebook page.

Nominations closed 25 May 2018 and we had a great response.

This will be the premier walking event of 2018 and a great chance to learn more about what is happening for pedestrians in New Zealand.

The best way to get an invite for this cool event is to get your nomination in for a Golden Foot Walking Award.

Walking the talk - time to recognise your achievements

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Horsham Downs to Hamilton Walk and Cycleway

Horsham Downs to Hamilton Walking and Cycling Path

Horsham Downs Hall Committee

A highly motivated and determined community worked alongside two councils to create a safe, 4.5km walking and cycling link between Horsham Downs Village and Hamilton.

This walking and cycling route links Horsham Downs and Resolution Drive initially by a 1.4km footpath alongside the road and then by an off road walking and cycling route through a future roading reserve which HCC has granted a License to Occupy.

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Warren Cole Cycle and Walkway

Warren Cole Walk and Cycleway

Whakatane District Council

The Warren Cole Walk and Cycleway is a new 2.1 km long, all weather accessway along the Whakatane River stop bank. It runs from the Whakatane River Bridge to the Whakatane Gardens and Amphitheatre. It is a part of the Council’s overall Whakatane River Greenways Project which stretches for 5km from the Whakatane River mouth to the SH2 Whakatane River Bridge.

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Winner of the Golden Foot Award 2010: Best Small Walking Project

Green Prescription Mt Challenge

Sport Bay of Plenty

green perscription imageThe ‘GRX Mount Challenge’ is an 8 week series for participants to reach the summit of ‘Mauao’ Mt Maunganui. Participants meet twice weekly and the intensity of the sessions is increased over the period to progress from walking around the base to succeeding with the climb to the top.

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Winner of the Golden Foot Award 2010: Best Walking Promotion

Cruise the Waterfront campaign

Cycle Aware Wellington

Wellington cyclists are cleaning up their act with a courtesy campaign aimed at reducing conflict with walkers and curbing bad biking behaviour on the waterfront. The campaign includes a printed courtesy code, events, a video, news releases, bell giveaways and a grand prize of a cruise to Kapiti island.

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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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