Wellington

Spring Clean the Steps

Join us for a Sunday afternoon spring cleaning the Grafton Road to Maida Vale Road steps, Roseneath - the longest stretch of steps in Wellington. These fabulous steps have become overgrown over winter and need a brush up to be ready for the spring and summer foot traffic down to the Balaena Bay beach. Bring your broom or weeder along and lend a hand with your neighbours - or just come along for a chat.

 

Step out for a social Sunday work out on the longest steps in Wellington

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Wellington
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Grafton Road to Maida Vale Steps
Contact person: 
Ellen Blake
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021 106 7139
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Study on a sample of Wellington walkways as published in the NZ Medical Journal.

The attached study on a sample of Wellington walkways was published today in the NZ Medical Journal. It shows that while lighting of street-connecting walkways at night is generally good – there was a quarter of walkways where it was inadequate (ie, it was too dark to see your feet or to see the steps).

In the “Discussion” section of the attached – various options for improving things are outlined, in case the Council wishes to consider these.

Hope this is of interest.

Nick Wilson

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Walkability workshop 6 April - Community Street Review report

Living Streets Aotearoa ran a Walkability workshop on 6 April 2013 to train participants in the use of Community Street Reviews. The short route selected was close to the meeting venue and traversed a residential and commercial area. This group of pedestrian advocates quickly assessed the route and came up with a range of improvements that could be made to create a more walkable environment. Read the Community Street Review report here.

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Dress for Success Wellington

Dress for Success Wellington promotes the economic independence of women by providing professional work attire, a network of support, and career development tools to help them thrive in work and in life.

On Saturday 11 May at 10am Dress for Success Wellington will be holding a 5km Power Walk fundraiser from Frank Kitts Park to Point Jerningham and back.

5km Power Walk fundraiser from Frank Kitts Park to Point Jerningham and back.

Town/City: 
Wellington
Venue: 
Frank Kitts Park
Contact person: 
Cheryl
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021 938 100
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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
Venue: 
Otago University, 23a Mein Street
Contact person: 
Kerry Hurley
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Kerry.Hurley[at]otago.ac.nz
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Walking to 2040: footpath design

Living Streets Aotearoa, Wellington, invites you to come and hear about some of the latest research and developments on footpath design. Walking is the first mode of transport for all humans and is the way to the future for healthy people, social and economic benefits and vibrant communities. Walking and pedestrians are a key part of the transport network.

This is an important topic for all local councillors and council transport staff and contractors- those primarily responsible for building and maintaining footpaths, and ensuring they work well.

Walking to 2040: footpath design is the first in a series of talks to present some of the latest research of interest to pedestrians.

Town/City: 
Wellington
Venue: 
Meeting room 2 Wellington City Council
Contact person: 
Ellen Blake
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021 106 7139
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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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