2017 NZ Walking Summit

Living Streets issues four point plan to get New Zealand walking again

Living Streets issues four point plan to get New Zealand walking again

Pedestrian advocacy group Living Streets Aotearoa has released a four point plan to get more New Zealanders walking. The plan has been produced on the back of New Zealand’s first national Walking Summit which saw pedestrian advocates, disability groups, sustainability experts and politicians come together to propose workable solutions to New Zealand’s walking crisis.

Living Streets Aotearoa’s four point plan:

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NZ Walking Summit 2017 Victoria Walks speaker Ben Rossiter

Dr Ben Rossiter

As Executive Officer for Victoria Walks, Ben has a long interest in walking, sustainable communities and urban environments. He has a background in cross sectoral partnerships, research, policy and program development, community development and health promotion.  Ben has presented papers and published articles and book chapters on walking and urban experience. The theme of his doctoral dissertation was walking in cities.


Ben talking walking from Victoria Walks, Australia

NZ Walking Summit 2017 Tom Platt from Living Streets UK

Tom Platt

Tom works for Living Streets, the national charity for everyday walking. He leads on Living Streets policy, campaigns, and communications. Tom is on the board of the International Federation of Pedestrians, has a background in Urban Design and an extensive knowledge of walking and the public realm.


Talking walking from the UK Living Streets

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NZ Walking Summit 2017 Ben Wooliscroft keynote speaker

Ben Wooliscroft

Associate Dean Research in the School of Business and Associate Professor, University of Otago

Speaking at the NZ Walking Summit 2017 on:

Why can’t we walk?

Ben will report on two national surveys (total sample over 4000) with a focus on transportation in New Zealand and New Zealander’s appetite for active transportation, with a focus on walking. There is clearly demand for safe, comfortable and walkable cities in New Zealand.


Why can't we walk? Asking the big question, is the keynote talk at the NZ Walking Summit 2017.

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About Us

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.

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