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New Zealanders Take to the Streets

Wednesday, 11 March 2015, 10:21 am | Living Streets

Thousands of New Zealanders took to the streets on Wednesday and realise the huge health benefits of walking and catching public transport to work or school. Walk2Work Day 11 March recognises these significant benefits by celebrating the walk and public ... More >>

Pedestrian road traffic fatalities remembered

Sunday, 23 November 2014, 2:22 pm | Living Streets

On World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, Sunday 16 November 2014. , Living Streets Aotearoa remembered the 41 pedestrians who lost their lives in traffic crashes in New Zealand in the 12 months to the end of October 2014. We are also saddened ... More >>

Safer roads are better for everyone

Friday, 31 October 2014, 1:01 pm | Living Streets

Recent pedestrian versus vehicle incidents highlight the real issues being addressed by delegates as the 2Walk and Cycle conference concludes. More >>

Walking and the Election

Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 10:24 am | Living Streets

The Green Party has topped the polls while National has failed to register according to NZ's pedestrian advocacy organisation Living Streets Aotearoa (LSA). More >>

Flyover Decision the Only Sensible Choice

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 3:51 pm | Living Streets

The Board of Inquiry decision on the Basin Bridge flyover has made the only sensible choice for a project with no pedestrian benefits despite its position adjacent to three of the largest secondary schools in Wellington and one of the most walkable ... More >>

Walk2Work Day

Monday, 10 March 2014, 11:13 am | Living Streets

Wellington region mayors put their best forward on Walk2Work Wednesday this week as they promote the health benefits of walking. Regular physical activity like walking to work every day is a key to preventing many diseases and being healthy. More >>

The streets really are paved with gold says expert

Wednesday, 28 July 2010, 1:50 pm | Living Streets

Streets designed to favour pedestrians add at least 5 percent to the value of houses on them, says a visiting British expert on walking. More >>

Living Streets supports model communities

Friday, 25 June 2010, 9:59 am | Living Streets

Living Streets Aotearoa supports the New Zealand Transport Agency’s announcement of Napier Hastings and New Plymouth as the two target Model Communities. The injection of $7.5 million into funding walking and cycling facilities in these communities ... More >>

Safer Journeys need Safer Speeds

Wednesday, 3 March 2010, 4:32 pm | Living Streets

“We applaud the move to change the give way rules for turning traffic”, says Peter Kortegast, President of Living Streets Aotearoa. “Drivers concentrating on oncoming traffic, and whether they have right of way to turn, often fail to see pedestrians ... More >>

Tuesday September 22 is World Carfree Day!

Tuesday, 22 September 2009, 4:49 pm | Living Streets

World Carfree Day is an annual celebration of how community life improves when freed from the noise, stress and pollution of cars. Every September 22, people from around the world get together in the streets and neighbourhoods to celebrate World Carfree ... More >>

Freedom on Foot

Tuesday, 22 September 2009, 9:42 am | Living Streets

People around the world will be enjoying freedom on foot on international carfree day, September 22nd. More >>

Living Streets Welcomes Transport Programme

Thursday, 27 August 2009, 1:58 pm | Living Streets

Living Streets Aotearoa supports the government’s National Land Transport Programme announcement today, which increases the three year budget for walking and cycle projects from $39 Million to $51 Million. More >>

Helping Kiwis Choose To Walk More Often

Sunday, 26 July 2009, 2:00 pm | Living Streets

On Friday 24th July 2009, Living Streets Aotearoa hosted The Golden Foot Awards. These inaugural national walking awards celebrate and acknowledge organisations that are helping people use their feet more often. More >>

Drivers should concentrate on road, not cellphones

Tuesday, 2 June 2009, 12:13 pm | Living Streets

Motorists who talk on handheld or hands-free cellular phones are as impaired as drunk drivers, according to a University of Utah study. Living Streets Aotearoa applauds the Minister of Transport, Steven Joyce, for seeking to ban cell phone calls and ... More >>

Living Streets Aotearoa

Saturday, 16 May 2009, 1:16 pm | Living Streets

“A national cycle network is an excellent idea and would be used by walkers as well as cyclists when fully developed” says walking advocate and president of Living Street Aotearoa, Celia Wade-Brown. More >>

The National Cycleway: Inspiration from the UK

Tuesday, 7 April 2009, 4:03 pm | Living Streets

Government Ministers tasked with the National Cycleway have been presented with the inspiring example of the UK's National Cycle Network. Prime Minister John Key and Ministers Bill English & Steven Joyce have been provided copies of the book entitled ... More >>

Cycleway Would Benefit Walkers Too

Saturday, 28 February 2009, 12:50 pm | Living Streets

A long-distance cycleway could be part of a national cycle network that has huge benefits for New Zealanders walking too. adds walking advocate "Celia Wade-Brown. The UK Sustrans network is heavily used by walkers and runners where it runs near ... More >>

Call on transport agencies to "fix the gaps"

Friday, 3 October 2008, 10:57 am | Living Streets

We have an incredibly beautiful harbour with potential for a Great Walk but residents and tourists alike are faced with an abyss at one of the most exciting parts. Instead of an attractive route alongside the sea, where dolphins, shags and little blue penguins ... More >>

Living Streets Wellington supports Car-Free Day

Wednesday, 17 September 2008, 5:25 pm | Living Streets

This annual global event, organised by the World Carfree Netowrk, encourages people in more than 1,5000 cities to change to socially and environmentally sustainable methods of transport. More >>

Children Want to Walk to School

Wednesday, 18 June 2008, 9:57 am | Living Streets

Living Streets Aotearoa says the recent Ministry of Health report “A Portrait of Health” is an indictment of New Zealand's urban form and transport options. More >>