This is a draft version.
First off, good on you for wanting to set up a walking school bus! They are a wonderful way to get children walking, reduce vehicle traffic to school and around school gates, promote health and fitness and help to build a supportive and safe community for all. Here are a few ideas for getting started on setting up a walking school bus in your area.
1. Land Transport New Zealand has guidelines and "kit" for setting up a walking school bus (WSB) – they can be found at:
Below are a list of resources that you may find useful when you are advocating on behalf of walkers and pedestrians. For a fuller list you can view all documents that are tagged as "Advocacy Tools".
A toolkit for submissions to Local Government Annual Plans
(NB this document is also available as a PDF - see attachment at bottom of this page)
This toolkit aims to encourage individuals and agencies from the health sector to support cycling and walking in their city via submissions to Local Government.
Regional Land Transport Programme (RLTP)
- The Regional Transport committee (RTC) is responsible for preparing the Regional Land Transport Programme (RLTP) which feeds into the National Land Transport Programme (NLTP).
- The RLTP used to be done annually but since Land Transport Management Act (LTMA)changes in August 08 is now done 3 yearly, so this is the first three year plan
- The RTC prioritises each activity class e.g.
This Media Resource Kit is a tool to help Living Streets members and advocates get their message out to people through the media. It is an evolving resource, which we want to be as useful as possible. It is also available as a PDF (attached below).
We welcome feedback on the usefulness of the kit based on your experiences, together with any suggestions for improving the resource.
A walking user group is a group of people who want to improve the walking environment and to encourage more people to walk for transport as well as recreation.
This resource is to help people who want to set up a Walking User Group. It is based on the experience and learning of passionate pedestrian advocates.
(NB This document is available as a PDF here or at the bottom of this document)
This “Making Submissions” resource kit is a tool to help Living Streets members write and present submissions.It is an evolving resource, which we want to be as useful as possible.
We welcome feedback on the usefulness of the kit based on your experiences, together with any suggestions.
The Walking Maps Tool Box, by the Health Sponsorship Council (2006), is designed for communities that want to encourage people who live or work in their area and visitors to walk more. Creating a walking map is one means of motivating people to walk in their local area.
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.