Walking toward a healthier, brighter, more equitable future
This is the report from the joint Wellington Railway Station Community Street Review November 2015. This street review was undertaken by Living Streets Aotearoa Wellington members and the Wellington City Council Accessibility Advisory Group.
Map for a 2 hour heritage walk around Aro Valley, Wellington.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2pm Meet Greet and Nibbles
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.
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.