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.

Meeting room 2 Wellington City Council
Contact person: 
Ellen Blake
Contact details: 
021 106 7139
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Face to face
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Success for walking advocates

It's worthwhile taking action when you notice a problem area for pedestrians.  Sometimes you can make a difference!  Recently a walking advocate identified a problem at the entrance to a Khandallah supermarket car park.  There was no indication to motorists that they were crossing a footpath and there weret even in/out arrows for cars painted on the footpath!  He wrote to the supermarket but never got a reply.  However,  the other day he was walking past the supermarket and noticed that they had done everything he had suggested including burning the arrows off the footpath, marki

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Details of Tuesday Walks for 2020

Living Streets Aotearoa Lunchtime Walks 2020

Walk 1: Walk to Talavera Terrace

Category:  MODERATE. Several climbs.

Time:  40 mins

Guide: Kate Riddick

Leave Plimmer statue at 12.30 pm.

Walk up Plimmer Steps and continue up Boulcott Street. Once you cross the motorway bridge (on the left side) take the track that leads up to Kelburn Park. At the top of the track, turn right and walk down to Everton Tce.


Need to stretch your legs on Tuesday lunchtimes in Wellington? This is for you

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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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