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What is new in 2021?

We are counting down the days to our third New Zealand Walking Summit here in Wellington on 24 - 25 June - check out the programme here. Come and join us for an inspiring two days of talking walking and even doing walking!


What's new in Wellington? 

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UK: 'Help people be more active' call

Children should be encouraged to play outside and adults to walk or cycle more, health and transport groups say.

Over 70 groups, including public health doctors and the Ramblers' Association, are asking candidates in this week's local elections to back such ideas.

They want each to pledge to invest 10% of transport budgets in walking and cycling initiatives.

The Association of Directors of Public Health said boosting activity levels would help tackle obesity.

'Move on'

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Philadelphia: The city has lost control of its sidewalks

By Inga Saffron

Philadelphia Inquirer Architecture Critic

Apr. 11, 2008

There are close to 1.5 million people living in Philadelphia, and every one of them is a pedestrian at one time or another. Yet City Hall sometimes seems surprised to learn that people travel on two feet.

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US, Florida: Downtown Must Walk The Walk

The Brookings Institution, the Washington, D.C.-based think tank, released a survey of the top 30 metropolitan areas regarding the ranking on the per capita number of regionally significant walkable urban places in their regions. The results for the Tampa-St. Petersburg area - dead last.

There was not one place in the region where you could live, work and play within walking distance that is at critical mass. Certainly there are many places that are up and coming; downtown St Petersburg, Ybor City, the Channel District, Hyde Park and, of course, downtown Tampa.

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Walking packs huge health punch, study confirms

A brisk 30-minute walk 6 days a week is enough to trim waistlines and cut the risk of metabolic syndrome - an increasingly common condition that is linked to obesity and a sedentary lifestyle, a new US study indicates.

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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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