Press Release – Living Streets
The Board of Inquiry 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 parts of the city.
The Basin Reserve needs to be easier to walk around and cross the roads to encourage people to enjoy this great Wellington spot.
The Board’s draft decision sends a clear message to transport network operators to properly assess transport options including pedestrian amenity, rather than stick with an outdated proposal not suited to the 21st About Living Streets
Living Streets Aotearoa is New Zealand’s national walking and pedestrian organisation, providing a positive voice for people on foot and working to promote walking friendly planning and development around the country. Our vision is “More people choosing to walk more often and enjoying public places”.
The objectives of Living Streets Aotearoa are:
• to promote walking as a healthy, environmentally-friendly and universal means of transport and recreation
• to promote the social and economic benefits of pedestrian-friendly communities
• to work for improved access and conditions for walkers, pedestrians and runners including walking surfaces, traffic flows, speed and safety century.
• to advocate for greater representation of pedestrian concerns in national, regional and urban land use and transport planning.