<P>This section covers technical information to be used as reference material by engineers, architects and designers concerned with pedestrian facilities, and information about the existing walking environment including:<ul><li>Standards (including draft standards) related to pedestrian facilities</li><li>Specifications and design guides</li><li>
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Improve walkability around transit locations - Web pageThe Federal Highway Administration Office of Safety has released two new guides, A Resident’s Guide for Creating Safe and Walkable Communities, to help residents, parents, community groups, and others make their communities bett
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Transit Board encouraged by dialogueSubmitted by administrator on Tue, 24/06/2008 - 21:12
Media Statement re Auckland Harbour Bridge
Transit Board encouraged by dialogue - Document - MS Word - MS WordThe Board of Transit New Zealand welcomed the opportunity to meet with Cycle Action Auckland today as part of their on-going discussions on the viabi
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Red-light cameras cause more accidentsSubmitted by administrator on Tue, 08/04/2008 - 00:25
Red-light cameras save lives but result in more crashes that cause property damage, a new study says
Red-light cameras cause more accidents - Web page"Before and after" studies of 38 red-light camera intersections in Toronto revealed collisions resulting in death or injury dropped 18.2 per cent.
Atlanta Family Slashes Carbon FootprintSubmitted by administrator on Mon, 07/04/2008 - 22:51
Atlanta Family Slashes Carbon Footprint - Web pageAtlanta resident Malaika Taylor used to live the typical suburban life — the kind that helps make America the world's top contributor to climate change. But four years ago, fed up with commuting, Taylor and her 11-year old daughter, Maya, moved from the suburbs to the city.
Does the Built Environment Influence Physical Activity?Submitted by administrator on Wed, 12/03/2008 - 23:59
Examining the evidence
Does the Built Environment Influence Physical Activity? - Document - Adobe PDFThis report • Reviews the broad trends affecting the relationships among physical activity, health, transportation, and land use; • Summarizes what is known about these relationships and what they suggest for future policy decisions at all levels of government; and • Identifies priorities for future research.
Urban Planning and Public Health at CDCSubmitted by administrator on Mon, 25/02/2008 - 22:32
Urban Planning and Public Health at CDC - Web pageUrban planning, also called city and regional planning, is a multidisciplinary field in which professionals work to improve the welfare of persons and communities by creating more convenient, equitable, healthful, efficient, and attractive places now and for the future.
The public health roots of zoning:Submitted by administrator on Mon, 25/02/2008 - 22:19
in search of active living's legal genealogy.
The public health roots of zoning: - Web pageTo better understand the dynamic nature of land-use law and policy, and how policymakers might accomplish zoning reform to encourage more physically active environments, this paper traces the public health roots of zoning through a family tree of land-use legal doctrines.
From walkability to active living potentialSubmitted by administrator on Mon, 25/02/2008 - 22:14
From walkability to active living potential - Web pageBackground The purpose of this paper is to establish the reliability and validity of a neighborhood-level measure of active living potential by applying principles of ecometrics. Methods Following a 3-day training session, observers (n =8) were provided with a map of a predetermined walking route constructed through the joining of ten randomly selected street block
Through seniors' eyes:Submitted by administrator on Mon, 25/02/2008 - 01:36
an exploratory qualitative study to identify environmental barriers to and facilitators of walking.
Through seniors' eyes: - Web pageThis qualitative exploratory study examined environmental factors influencing the walking choices of elderly people using the photovoice approach.
Dead end streetsSubmitted by administrator on Thu, 14/02/2008 - 22:33
Dead end streets - Web pageActive Friendly Environ-ments, an Auckland University of Technology study, shows poor planning discourages Aucklanders from walking and sentences us to a life in our cars. Proof?
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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.