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Council responds favourable to pedestrian and elderly concerns (Far North DC)

Media release Over $1.5 million has been committed by the Far North District Council over the next 12 months in an programme to progressively upgrade the Far North’s footpath network.
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School travel plans take on 10,000 steps (Auckland)

Media Release Murray's Bay Intermediate is the first North Shore City school to integrate the official 10,000 steps @ school programme with their own school travel plan.
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Clear the air with a walking school bus (Auck region)

Media release Walking school buses are promoting their zero emissions status during an Auckland Regional Council campaign to clear Auckland's air pollution.
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Walking School Buses contribute to decrease in overweight kids (Auckland)

Media Release New Walking School Bus research shows Aucklanders are benefiting from more than just the annual reduction of 720,000 car trips Walking School Buses generate.
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Best foot forward for footpaths (Auckland City Scene 16/7/06)

Council News - City Scene The importance of safe, high-quality footpaths to encourage walking for short-distance trips has prompted the council to approve spending an extra $83 million to replace degraded footpaths as part of its 10-year plan.
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Walking school buses given the green light (Auckland City Scene)

Council News - from City Scene Auckland City Council aims to address safety issues by building a better pedestrian and cyclist infrastructure in order to encourage more people to choose walking and cycling as safe and sustainable transport options.
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Michigan County uses internet to encourage fitness

The article relates the use of the Internet by the Marquette County Health Department in Michigan to encourage physical fitness among residents in the area
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Older residents meet city's challenge in walking shoes (New York)

An article on a New York City Government programme to promote healthy habits and physical activity among older people
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