Talking walking so cities can walk the talk

The NZ Walking Summit is the year’s unique opportunity to dive deep into talking walking! Living Streets Aotearoa are hosting it and guest-posted for TW here

Just walk.

It’s the most human way to move and we need to max up its important contribution to better health for kids and communities, and better connectivity to public transport.

Bonus: walking advocates are also vocal allies for accessibility and street access for people with disabilities – truly important kaupapa which don’t get enough attention but are vital if we’re to have cities for all ages and abilities.

New Zealand’s Walking Summit is a two-day gathering of anyone who’s into a sustainable urban future. Register now!

In Auckland, 20-21 June, the Summit will focus on two areas which are key:

  1. Walking to school and play – what do we need to know and do for kids to be independent travellers?
  2. Walking connections with public transport – why does good access to public transport matter, and what are we doing about it?

Other bonuses:

  • Hear Chloe Swarbrick MP talk walking
  • To wind up Day 1 join us for a stroll, drinks and dinner (pay as you go)
  • Day 2 “Walkshop”: The Last Mile Walk from public transport hosted by Elise Copeland and Ina Stenzel from Auckland Council.

Check out the presenters – researchers, practitioners, central and local government policy, standards experts, lived experience experts for the NZ Walking Summit 2019.

Thanks to our generous sponsors for making this Walking Summit as cost accessible as possible – Auckland Transport, Abley, Community Comms Collective, NZTA, Walk Auckland and designer Becky Bliss.

Register now and spread the word!

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