Registrations are now open for people wanting to take part in the Summer Steps challenge. This is a trial competition for people in Wellington and Christchurch. So if you are working in one of these areas, go to the summer steps page and register your team.
Lyttelton Festival of Walking takes place this week, October 8 - 11. The festival includes 42 walks in the historic township of Lyttelton and scenic harbour communities. The walks are selected by locals who want to share their proven very best tracks, information and routes with you!
World Carfree Day is an annual celebration of how community life improves when freed from the noise, stress and pollution of cars. Every September 22, people from around the world get together in the streets and neighbourhoods to celebrate World Carfree Day and to remind the world that we don't have to accept domination by cars..
We congratulate the Council on this exciting initiative to create a more pedestrian friendly inner city environment. We especially support the idea of this being a “prototype streetscape design for ‘slow streets’ which can be used for busier traffic links in the central city”. We look forward to seeing the spread of slow streets so enhancing the social and economic vibrancy of the inner city.
We support the concept of the Hereford Street Plan in general. Please keep us informed about future consultation about this project.
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.