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!
The Pedestrian planning and design guide is now published in final form.
This guide sets out ways to improve New Zealand
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.
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.
On Monday 11 February the Mayor of London announced the biggest investment in walking and cycling in London
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.
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.