May 2007, January 2008
This page lists footways that join streets within Karori, Wellington, and between Karori and neighbouring areas.
If you know of any other paths, you can contact us at fms at livingstreets.org.nz and we can add them to the list.
This page lists footways that join streets within Highbury, Wellington, and between Highbury and neighbouring areas.
Here is a list of footways that join streets in Northland, Wilton and a little bit of Wadestown in Wellington. We have also included access points to Tinakori Hill and Otari-Wilton's bush from these suburbs.
Most of the footways are steep and/or have steps. These are unsuitable for wheelchairs and many would present a challenge for baby-strollers.
Please send corrections, additions and suggestions to rbd [at] livingstreets.org.nz.
A letter to the Wellington City Council’s Infrastructure Committee
I am a pedestrian. I use footpaths for walking and occasionally for running. When people park their cars park on the footpath, in such a way as to prevent me from passing, I am forced to walk or run on the road. If I am on my own, this is an annoying inconvenience and creates a minor risk to my personal safety. This inconvenience is increased on rubbish collection days when recycling bins, wheelie bins and rubbish bags are also on the footpath.
As part of measuring walkability, Councils and other traffic planners need to assess pedestrian satisfaction with footpath quality.
One way of doing this is by running a Community Street Review. This is a tool developed by Living Streets Aotearoa, and further developed and supported by the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA), see www.levelofservice.com
The Quality of Life survey, made public today, asked residents in 12 cities to rank their lives in areas including health, crime and safety, and public transport. Wellington came out on top, with just under 95 per cent of Wellingtonians ranking theirs as either extremely good or good, making Wellington the No 1 city. The survey reports Wellingtonians believe it is generally a safe place to live. The city topped the list for people feeling safe after nightfall while in their homes, visiting the city centre, and walking in their neighbourhood.
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.