6th August 2021
Legal case against e-scooters on footpaths launched
Living Streets Aotearoa has filed a claim in the High Court in Auckland against the decisions of Auckland Council and the NZTA which resulted in large numbers of e-scooters being used on the city’s footpaths. Living Streets is seeking judicial review of those decisions.
6th August 2021
Also a talk Stantec sponsors the AKL Street Talks programme which is a partnership between the Auckland Design Office and Auckland Libraries at Auckland Council. The next event is namely:
The Footpath as Contested Space: Fighting over the Scraps, Whare Wānanga, Central Library, Tuesday 30th July 5:30pm-7:30pm
WALKING TO SCHOOL AND PLAY 20 June - see presentations at end of this page
The walk to school in the UK, with Living Streets
Jenni shared insights into how the United Kingdom have encouraged and supported children to walk to school over many years. The serious issues with air pollution and the flow on impacts to children's health have been key motivators. Some significant changes in approach have resulted and valuable lessons have been learned.
The second New Zealand Walking Summit 20 and 21 June 2019
at the Auckland Transport Building in the Viaduct harbour, Auckland
March is walking month and we're encouraging Aucklanders to take to their feet and discover the many benefits of walking.
Get fit, healthy, have some me time as well as save on petrol and parking!
Walk during March and be in to win heaps of prizes.
The Trust that fromed from the Getacross movement has launched the Skyath website
It details the progess in getting across the Waitemata.
In seeking to optimise the use of existing infrastructure and develop more vibrant shopping centres by creating places/spaces that people want to visit, many Councils are seeking to reallocate road space.
The New Zealand Agency (NZTA) investigated the relationship, if any, between school travel plans and improved road safety, in particular for pedestrians and cyclists.
Using crash data within a 500 m radius around eleven schools in Auckland City over a 10 year period, this assessment indicates that the following decrease in reported crashes occurred since the launch of the travel plans:
_ 57% involving cyclists and pedestrians aged five to thirteen
_ 30% involving all pedestrian and cycling
Submission from Living Streets Auckland
on the Local Government (Auckland Law Reform) Bill
Organisation: Living Streets Auckland
Contact person: Vincent Dickie
Address: PO Box 91 301, Auckland 1142
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.