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HIKOI KI A MĀTAURANGA - WALKING TO SCHOOL

We recommend 24 ways to improve HIKOI KI A MĀTAURANGA - WALKING TO SCHOOL

Seven walking advocates, activists, practitioners, planners and academics have been working together on the important issue of how New Zealand can reverse the national decline in walking to school. We’ve come up with 24 recommendations that we’ve sent to the Associate Minister of Transport, Ms Julie Anne Genter. We’ve also copied in Ministers of related portfolios such as health, education, sport and recreation.

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Walking research from NZTA

New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) commissions transport research in New Zeaaland. Walking is one of the areas researched. This is a list of the most relevant reports. The links will take you to the NZTA website where you will be able to read a summary and the full report.

Environmental impact


Detailed observations and validated modelling of the impact of traffic on the air quality of roadside communities
Report 516 (February2013)

 

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Road stopping - a Wellington submission example and Environment Court decision

We have become concerned at the number of legal but unformed roads that have been stopped and sold. This limits the future choices and potential uses for the land. Unformed legal road is often used by pedestrians for accessways or potentially could be used as such.

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Media Release - Living Streets Aotearoa welcomes the final report of the Cycling Safety Panel

Media Release 18 December 2014

Living Streets Aotearoa welcomes the final report of the Cycling Safety Panel, with a Government commitment to fund $100 million of improvements for cyclists and a focus on safe speeds.

We are keen to see better cyclist facilities on-road to keep the footpaths safe for pedestrians. There were 41 pedestrian deaths on New Zealand roads to November this year and we look forward to the government urgently addressing the human toll of these shocking statistics.

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New Zealand Walking Awards

The New Zealannd Walking Awards celebrate and recognise New Zealand achievements for walkers by acknowledging innovative new facilities, highlighting national best practise and rewarding ongoing commitment to walking.  The awards are open to all - private companies and public organisations, not-for-profit groups, and community organisations or individuals.

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The Golden Foot Walking Awards 

The Golden Foot Walking Awards celebrate and recognise New Zealand achievements for walkers by acknowledging innovative new facilities, highlighting national best practise and rewarding ongoing commitment to walking.  The awards are for private companies and public organisations, not-for-profit groups, and community organisations.

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Walkability workshop 6 April - Community Street Review report

Living Streets Aotearoa ran a Walkability workshop on 6 April 2013 to train participants in the use of Community Street Reviews. The short route selected was close to the meeting venue and traversed a residential and commercial area. This group of pedestrian advocates quickly assessed the route and came up with a range of improvements that could be made to create a more walkable environment. Read the Community Street Review report here.

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Global Road Safety Partnership has new Pedestrian safety manual

Each year, more than 270 000 pedestrians lose their lives on the world’s roads. Many leave their homes as they would on any given day never to return. Globally, pedestrians constitute 22% of all road traffic fatalities...

Pedestrian safety: a road safety manual for decision-makers and practitioners (2013)

 

 

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