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Legal Case Against E-scooters On Footpaths Launched

Friday, 6 August 2021, 11:22 am | Living Streets Aotearoa

Living Streets Aotearoa has filed a claim in the High Court in Auckland against the decisions of Auckland Council and the NZTA which resulted in large numbers of e-scooters being used on the city’s footpaths. Living Streets is seeking judicial ... More >>

Support The Cobham Drive Pedestrian Crossing Today

Sunday, 25 July 2021, 4:18 pm | Living Streets Aotearoa

Kia ora tatou Thanks for all your kind messages received about our dear President Andy Smith, he will be sadly missed. One of his special sayings was that Living Streets Aotearoa would always be here for another day to advocate for walking and more liveable ... More >>

New Zealand Walking Summit - 25 - 25 June 2021

Monday, 14 June 2021, 8:33 am | Living Streets Aotearoa

We are pleased to let you know that the programme for our third New Zealand Walking Summit to be held in Wellington on 24 – 25 June 2021 is online. The Summit will focus on some of the key issues for 2021 and beyond, including the Climate Change ... More >>

Living Streets Aotearoa Applauds The Walking And Cycling Bridge Over The Auckland Harbour

Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 4:30 pm | Living Streets Aotearoa

Living Streets Aotearoa is pleased to hear the Government announce a walking and cycling bridge connecting the Auckland CBD and the Northcote point. We have long been part of the walking and cyclist group advocating for this connection. It is ... More >>

Living Streets Wellington Salutes Jane Jacobs With A Capital Urban Walk

Monday, 3 May 2021, 6:11 am | Living Streets Aotearoa

Around the world, people celebrate Jane Jacobs’ urbanist legacy in early May. Due to Covid-19, only a few walks can happen in real life rather than virtually in 2021. In Wellington, Living Streets Wellington leader Ellen Blake and founder and ... More >>

Living Streets Welcomes The Focus On Safety And Accessibility On Our Footpaths

Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 6:38 am | Living Streets Aotearoa

Living Streets welcomes the focus on safety and accessibility on our footpaths in the report back from the Transport and Infrastructure Select Committee. The Committee report on the Footpaths 4 Feet petition to have e-scooters and other devices kept ... More >>

Walking Advocacy Group Welcomes Climate Change Commission’s Increased Walking Target, But Says We Can Do Even More

Sunday, 31 January 2021, 7:03 pm | Living Streets Aotearoa

Living Streets Aotearoa, New Zealand’s national walking and pedestrian advocacy organisation, has welcomed the Climate Change Commission’s recommendation of a 25% increase in the share of household journey distance covered by walking by 2030 ... More >>

High Street And Lockdown Bears Win NZ Walking Awards

Wednesday, 10 June 2020, 4:17 pm | Living Streets Aotearoa

Living Streets Aotearoa is pleased to announce the winners of the Living Streets NZ Walking Awards. The WSP Golden Foot awards was presented on June 9 7:30 at a formal video conference. The biannual awards this year had 16 finalists and during the ceremony ... More >>

Living Streets Aotearoa Walking Awards

Monday, 1 June 2020, 5:02 pm | Living Streets Aotearoa

Living Streets Aotearoa is pleased to announce the finalists of the Living Streets Walking Awards. The WSP Golden Foot awards will be presented on June 9 7:30 at a formal video conference. The bi-annual awards this year have 16 finalists and during ... More >>

Super Short Submission Guide On The Accessible Streets Regulatory Package

Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 12:10 pm | Living Streets Aotearoa

The Government’s Accessible Streets package proposes to allow a wide range of transport devices to be used on footpaths. To see the full proposals, click on If you don’t want bicycles and e-bicycles, e-scooters and similar motorised transport ... More >>

Plans For The Future - Will It Be A Brave New World?

Wednesday, 29 April 2020, 7:21 am | Living Streets Aotearoa

I have enjoyed our environment in a once in a lifetime way, it is quiet – so quiet, I can hear people and birds talking, my daily treat is getting outside for a walk locally, people are nodding and smiling, some stop for a 2 metre chat; to use the ... More >>

Wider Footpaths A Big Step Forward

Sunday, 12 April 2020, 3:07 pm | Living Streets Aotearoa

Living Streets Aotearoa welcomes Associate Transport Minister Genter’s announcement today of funding for widening footpaths .  “Walking is healthy and popular both in lockdown and normal times,” says Celia Wade-Brown, Living Streets Aotearoa ... More >>

Rules For Footpaths And Micro-vehicles

Sunday, 8 March 2020, 12:48 pm | Living Streets Aotearoa

Ahead of tomorrow's (Monday 9/3/2020) release of the Accessible Streets package, Living Streets Aoteoroa and the Footpaths for Feet Coalition(1) is calling on the government to adopt the ... More >>

Safer Speeds to Walk to School

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 8:44 am | Living Streets Aotearoa

Living Streets Aotearoa strongly endorses the Government’s commitment to improve safety for students walking to school through today’s announcement about lowering speeds around schools. More >>

Coroner wrong in Walk to School decision

Wednesday, 31 July 2019, 3:10 pm | Living Streets Aotearoa

Living Streets Aotearoa is shocked that the Coroner has said “ the girl killed by rubbish truck should not have been walking to school without an adult” More >>

Let’s Get Welly Walking

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 1:34 pm | Living Streets Aotearoa

Living Streets Aotearoa strongly supports Let’s Get Welly Moving (LGWM)’s commitment tothe capital’s walkability. More >>

A new way forward on Oriental Bay today

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 9:46 am | Living Streets Aotearoa

Jaunty steps along the dedicated footpath on Oriental Parade signal a new way forward for walking in Wellington. Along with the new cycleway opening this morning, a lot of hard work by residents and many groups has paid off. More >>

Living Streets Aotearoa: Lower speeds in Auckland

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 10:26 am | Living Streets Aotearoa

Living Streets Aotearoa strongly supports Auckland Transport’s intention to make the city a better place to live by lowering speeds. More >>

New challenge for SkyPath champion

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 9:15 am | Living Streets Aotearoa

For 14 years, Bevan Woodward championed SkyPath. From pipe dream to a high-tech, consented design that will be Government funded and delivered by the NZ Transport Agency. More >>

Skypath gives Auckland's feet a lift

Thursday, 23 August 2018, 1:54 pm | Living Streets Aotearoa

Living Streets Aotearoa President Andy Smith says "Skypath will be a wonderful connection for Auckland's walkers, runners and wheelchair users as well as cyclists. Skypath gives Auckland's feet a lift!" More >>