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Mayor of Corboda, Spain, signs the Charter

Mayor of Corboda, Spain, signs the Charter

Description: The Mayor of Cordoba Jose Antonio Nieto and the representative of the International Federation of Pedestrians Ole Thorson signed yesterday the support of the City to the 'International Walking Charter. This commitment is a promise to pedestrians in "a complex but extremely attractive space". This was emphasized by the Mayor of Cordoba in a press conference in which he pointed out that the municipal government of the PP makes a bet for pedestrians to "open spaces to see the city from the perspective of the pedestrians" in a way "compatible" with other mobility needs. ... More

Mayor of Oshawa Canada signs the International Charter for Walking

Mayor of Oshawa Canada signs the International Charter for Walking

Description: Oshawa was the car capital of Canada and is home to the head office of General Motors of Canada. But GM has closed plant after plant in Oshawa and the town is re-making itself as an educational centre with the growth and expansion of Durham College and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. There is a downtown campus which is making for a renewed, vibrant, and walkable downtown. ... More

New Publication: Best European Practices in promoting cycling and walking

New Publication: Best European Practices in promoting cycling and walking

Description: The Transport Research Centre Verne in Tampere University of Technology in Finland have published a brand new book about the world leading practices of city that support walking and cycling. ... More

Good public space makes economic sense

Good public space makes economic sense

Description: The Great Queens Street project, in Covent Garden, London demonstrates significant economic uplift to an area as a result of improving public space and supporting walking. ... More

Active Access News Bulletin

Active Access News Bulletin

Description: Read the latest news from this exciting European Project! ... More

Mayor of Ottawa, Canada signs The Charter

Mayor of Ottawa, Canada signs The Charter

Description: Mayor Jim Watson has signed the International Charter for Walking as endorsed by Ottawa City Council. The recommendation to sign the Charter was suggested by Transportation Committee Chair, Councillor Marianne Wilkinson, as an acknowledgement of the City's commitment towards fostering safe places to walk and to enjoy public spaces throughout the City. ... More

The Mayor of Castelo signs the International Charter for Walking

The Mayor of Castelo signs the International Charter for Walking

Description: In the Municipality of Castelo Branco in Portugal, the Mayor of Castelo, Joaquim Mora, signed The International Charter for Walking. ... More

Haliburton transforms its streetscape

Haliburton transforms its streetscape

Description: The Walkability Roadshow 2007, inspires the development of pedestrian infrastructure for the village of Haliburton, Ontario, Canada. ... More

The Mayor of Stuttgart signs the International Charter for Walking

The Mayor of Stuttgart signs the International Charter for Walking

Description: At the annual Cities for Mobility World Congress, the Mayor of Stuttgart demonstrates his commitment to walking by signing the International Charter for Walking. ... More

In memory of Paul Cullen

In memory of Paul Cullen

Description: The walking community is mourning the loss of Paul Cullen, a long-term advocate and dedicated expert to improve walking conditions. ... More

City of Hamilton begins Pedestrian Master Plan

City of Hamilton begins Pedestrian Master Plan

Description: The study is to undertake a comprehensive Pedestrian Master Plan for the City of Hamilton building on the International Charter for Walking and the Walkability Roadshow recommendations.

This plan will establish a 20 year (2031) framework to improve the pedestrian environment and increase the opportunity for walking. ... More

David Engwicht World Tour Taming Place Making Tigers

David Engwicht World Tour Taming Place Making Tigers

Description: This tour has been cancelled For more information visit www.creative-communities.com ... More

Metro Vancouver Walkability Index for Neighbourhood Design

Description: This summary report introduces the Metro Vancouver Walkability Index developed at the University of British Columbia to measure neighbourhood urban form characteristics in Metro Vancouver, and summarizes results from a series of local studies that have applied the Index to explore associations between neighbourhood design and travel behaviour, physical activity, obesity, and air pollution. ... More

Walking slows progression of Alzheimers

Description: Walking may slow cognitive decline in adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease, as well as in healthy adults, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). ... More

City District Prague 10 sign the International Charter for Walking

City District Prague 10 sign the International Charter for Walking

Description: June 8, 2010, the Council of the City District Prague 10 have consensually approved the International Charter for Walking ... More

New York celebrates great space!

Description: The Times Square story continues to be told. ... More

Mayor of Seville signs The Charter

Mayor of Seville signs The Charter

Description: The Mayor of Seville joins the international community committed to cities which enable walking by signing The International Charter for Walking. ... More

Book Launched - The Walker and the City

Description: The Walker and the City, edited by Manuel João Ramos and Mário J. Alves, is the third volume of the collection "Pedestrian studies" of ACA-M. Contributors: Aymeric B'le-Richard, Daniel Malet, Daniel Sauter, Gerard Horta, Heiner Monheim, Jim Walker, Nicole Muhrad, Ralf Risser, Rob Methorst, Rodolfo Soares, Victor Meirinhos. ... More

NCBW’s PRO WALK / PRO BIKE® 2010 CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Description: The National Center for Bicycling & Walking is pleased to announce a call for proposals to present at the 16th biennial Pro Walk / Pro Bike® Conference in Chattanooga, on September 13-17, 2010. ... More

6th European Sustainable Cities & Towns Conference – Dunkerque 2010

Description: Take part in the largest European event dedicated to local sustainability and meet more than 1500 leaders in local sustainability! Register now for: The 6th European Sustainable Cities and Towns Conference Delivering Sustainable Cities - The Local Leadership Challenge Dunkerque, France, on 19-21 May 2010 ... More

Towards Carfree Cities Conference 2010

Description: Towards Carfree Cities IX: How Do We Get There? York, United Kingdom. From 28 June to 1 July 2010 Registration is now open: http://www.worldcarfree.net/conference/. ... More

Video from Perils for Pedestrians

Description: Drop in on the Walk21 conference in Barcelona via this videolink with John Wetmore from Perils for Pedestrians USA ... More

Case Study Compendium Available

Description: The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Centre has released a collection of new case studies which document success stories about walking and bicycling initiatives. ... More

AENEAS Newsletter

Description: Attaining energy efficient mobility in an aging society Newsletter for June 2009 now available. ... More

Vulnerable Road Users Conference - Call for Papers

Description: International Conference: Safety and Mobility of Vulnerable Road Users: Pedestrians, Motorcyclists and Bicyclists, May 30 - June 2, 2010, Jerusalem, Israel ... More

Register for Walk21 New York City!

Description: You can now register for the 10th Walk21 conference in New York City in October 2009. Don't miss the Early Bird registratation, book now! ... More

How walkable is Pelham?

Description: Take a walk in your local community and check out how walkable it really is! ... More

PIARC International Seminar on Promoting Road Safety for Vulnerable Road Users

Description: This event is part of the PIARC Programme of International Seminars to identify and address road and road transport issues and problems. It will be held in Cape Town, South Africa 25-27 October 2009. ... More

Canada Walks takes its first steps!

Canada Walks takes its first steps!

Description: A new national organisation to support and promote walking is launched in Canada ... More

Mayor of Pelham, Ontario, Canada signs Charter

Mayor of Pelham, Ontario, Canada signs Charter

Description: The International Charter for Walking was officially signed by Pelham Mayor Dave Augustyn on November 18, 2008. ... More

Mayor of Nelson City signs Charter

Mayor of Nelson City signs Charter

Description: The Mayor of Nelson City signs the International Charter for Walking on behalf of the City Council. ... More

New York wins Sustainable Transport Award 2009

Description: New York City has just been announced as the winner of the Institue for Transport and Development Policy Sustainable Transport Award 2009 in recognition of changes they are making at street level in New York. ... More

Call for Papers New York 2009!

Call for Papers New York 2009!

Description: You are invited to submit papers for the 10th International Conference on Walking and Liveable Communities. ... More

New York City to host Walk21 2009

New York City to host Walk21 2009

Description: New York City will host the 10th International Walk 21 Conference in October 2009 ... More

Walk England Website proving popular!

Walk England Website proving popular!

Description: The new Walk England website is growing as a forum for professionals from a range of sectors across England to share ideas and discuss issues they face delivering walking. ... More

New Online Travel Calculator to Encourage Kids to Walk to School

Description: To support International Walk to School Month, Environmental Protection UK have launched their brand new interactive online Travel Buster3 today – a colourful cartoon calculator aimed at encouraging 7 – 11year olds that walking, or cycling, to school is healthier for them and their local environment. ... More

Walking Access Bill passes into law

Description: A Bill securing public access to New Zealand's great outdoors was passed in Parliament today by an overwhelming majority. ... More

Mayor of London signs International Charter for Walking

Mayor of London signs International Charter for Walking

Description: Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone signs the International Charter for Walking, supported by Jenny Jones from the Green Party with Alexandra Rook of Walk London. ... More

International Master Class call to participate

Description: In support of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Walk21, the International conference series and not for profit consultancy service, have agreed with the City of Copenhagen - hosts to the United Nations Climate Change conference in December 20009 - to facilitate an International Walking Master Class to ensure walking is recognised, supported and delivered in an effective way as a key solution across the world to help reduce transport emissions and energy consumption for short journeys. ... More

Walk England Project Director Vacancy

Description: Walk21 is seeking a Project Director to help build a new online communication tool in England to inspire and encourage more people to walk by providing a single point for the public to access local walk information and for professionals to learn from each other, develop best practice and to communicate with the public. ... More

International Charter now available en Francaise.

Description: Thanks to the collaboration of The Federation of Canadian Municipalities a copy of the International Charter is now available in French titled Le Charte internationale de la marche. ... More

Brantford Canada the latest Mayor to sign the Charter

Brantford Canada the latest Mayor to sign the Charter

Description: "World Record Walk 2007 Coordinator Harry Sawchuk looks on as Brantford, Ontario Mayor Mike Hancock signs the International Charter for Walking." ... More

Walk21 Toronto Newsletter

Walk21 Toronto Newsletter

Description: The latest version of the Walk21 newsletter available to view online ... More

Blueprint for action launched by the National Heart Forum

Blueprint for action launched by the National Heart Forum

Description: The National Heart Forum has launched its new report, Building Health: Creating and enhancing places for healthy, active lives, which was produced in partnership with Living Streets and the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE). Initial funding was provided by the Department of Health. ... More

Conference programme published for Toronto

Description: Preliminary details on our full conference program are now available at www.toronto.ca/walk21/program.htm. ... More

Walk21 Toronto 2007 - registration open

Walk21 Toronto 2007 - registration open

Description: Registration has opened for Walk21 Toronto 2007 ... More

ECLIPSE final conference: 27 June 2007 - Brussels - Register now

ECLIPSE final conference: 27 June 2007 - Brussels - Register now

Description: The ECLIPSE final conference takes place in the POLIS offices on 27 June 2007 in Brussels. The conference will focus on initiatives implemented in European local transport policy to tackle social exclusion. ... More

Diary Date - June 20th 2007 'Go for your life' Regional Forum

Diary Date - June 20th 2007 'Go for your life' Regional Forum

Description: Better Health through Physical Activity: Targeting Hard to Reach Groups ... More

World Record Walk newsletter

World Record Walk newsletter

Description: 'Walkolution News' is the first monthly newsletter for the World Record Walk being held in Toronto on October 3rd 2007 ... More

Towards Future Traffic Safety Research - Tendencies in Traffic Safety Research based on 20 years of experience

Towards Future Traffic Safety Research - Tendencies in Traffic Safety Research based on 20 years of experience

Description: The provisional programme and registration forms have been published for this very special 20th Anniversary ICTCT event ... More

Nature-Deficit Disorder and Social Integration in Children

Nature-Deficit Disorder and Social Integration in Children

Description: By Mario J. Alves In an excellent interview the author Richard Louv points out that in the developed world children live in a bubble that is slowly disconnecting them from nature. In his recent book, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder, he coined the term "Nature-Deficit Disorder." ... More

Benchmarking Walking - The  London story

Benchmarking Walking - The London story

Description: Download the presentation made by Jim Walker presentation outlining the state of walking in London to the TfL walking and cycling conference May 10th 2007 ... More

Diary Date Towards Carfree Cities VII August 27th - 31st 2007

Diary Date Towards Carfree Cities VII August 27th - 31st 2007

Description: Towards Carfree Cities VII will be held in Istanbul, August 27-31. With the theme "Building a Livable Future in a Changing Climate" ... More

Diary Date European Mobility Week 16th - 27th September 2007

Diary Date European Mobility Week 16th - 27th September 2007

Description: From 16 to 22 September 2007, European citizens will enjoy a week of events dedicated to sustainable mobility. The objective is to foster debate on the necessity for changes in transport behavior, especially use of private cars. The Carfree Day will be, as usual, the highlight of the week. ... More

Oil Emirate to Build First New Carfree City

Oil Emirate to Build First New Carfree City

Description: The UK architecture firm of Foster + Partners has announced that the walled city of Masdar in Abu Dhabi, being designed by the firm, will be the world's first zero-carbon, zero-waste city. Masdar is a 6 sq-km (1500 acre) carfree walled city. Abu Dhabi’s Future Energy Company is the project sponsor and will locate its headquarters in the city, which will also include a new university, special economic zones, and an Innovation Center. ... More

2nd Annual Street Conversion Design Contest

2nd Annual Street Conversion Design Contest

Description: 2nd Annual Street Conversion Design Contest By popular demand, the Street Conversion Design Contest returns in 2007. The contest aims to promote alternative, creative uses of public space. Once again there are three submission categories: parking areas, block-long street segments, and intersections with their adjoining streets. The contest is open to anyone. Details and guidelines will be posted at www.worldcarfree.net/contest/ on 11 May 2007. The deadline for submissions is 15 August 2007, and judging will take place at the Towards Carfree Cities VII conference. ... More

UK communters step out in force for Walk to Work day 2007

UK communters step out in force for Walk to Work day 2007

Description: Living Streets launch their new Walking Works campaign by 'Walking 9-5' ... More

First United Nations Global Road Safety Week 23-29 April 2007

First United Nations Global Road Safety Week 23-29 April 2007

Description: The First United Nations Global Road Safety Week was called for in the October 2005 United Nations General Assembly resolution A/60/5 on Improving global road safety. The Week, which will focus on young road users, is an historic opportunity to raise the issue of road traffic injuries to a higher level. ... More

2006 Walk to School Event Organizer Survey Findings and Recommendations

2006 Walk to School Event Organizer Survey Findings and Recommendations

Description: This report summarizes findings from the 2006 Walk to School Organizer survey, proposes implications of the findings and recommends actions that would strengthen the conduct of future events and increase capacity and demand for Safe Routes to School programs. ... More

New Chair announced for Living Streets

New Chair announced for Living Streets

Description: From Lucy Abell - Press and Parliamentary Officer Michael Loveday, an internationally renowned figure in regeneration, and architect of a series of innovative schemes that have revitalised Norwich, is set to become the new Chair of UK charity Living Streets. ... More

Canadian Municipal Funding Opportunity

Canadian Municipal Funding Opportunity

Description: Up to $10 million in loans and up to $1.6 million in grants to selected Canadian municipalities under this request for proposals ... More

UK - Manual for Streets is a definite step in the right direction

UK - Manual for Streets is a definite step in the right direction

Description: From Lucy Abell - Living Streets Press and Parliamentary Officer The Manual for Streets, published today, has been broadly welcomed by Living Streets. It backs up our case that streets should be designed as social places, as well as to meet their traffic function. It also guides local authorities to consider the needs of pedestrians before they consider the needs of drivers ... More

Active Inform April Newsletter available

Active Inform April Newsletter available

Description: Follow the link for the April edition of Active Inform. This is a service provided by the 'Go for your life' Physical Activity Information Centre and Kinect Australia. ... More

Obese children will die younger than their parents - Canadian report

Obese children will die younger than their parents - Canadian report

Description: About one-quarter of Canadians aged two to 17 are overweight or obese, and they are expected to live shorter lives than their parents, the Commons health committee warned Tuesday. ... More

World Record Walk Website launched

World Record Walk Website launched

Description: Green Communities Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion launch their wesbite providing information and downloads in advance of the event planned for October 3rd 2007. ... More

StreetFilms

StreetFilms

Description: At StreetFilms, you will find an eclectic array of videos about transportation policy in NYC and the world beyond. ... More

Ten steps to help save our outdoors

Ten steps to help save our outdoors

Description: Recommendations put forth at the Plenary Session of over 550 Trail and Greenway Professionals and Advocates at the American Trails 18th National Trails Symposium in the Quad Cities of Iowa and Illinois, October 20, 2006. ... More

Solving the Public Health Crisis with Smarter City Planning

Solving the Public Health Crisis with Smarter City Planning

Description: Former California Health Officer Dr. Richard Jackson describes the threat of obesity and how the built environment can provide the remedy. ... More

Locations motivate older walkers: study

Locations motivate older walkers: study

Description: The benefits of walking and being active are well-known, especially for older people, but what kind of neighbourhood gets seniors going? It's not necessarily one with lots of walking trails or parks. What matters, researchers found, are the destinations like restaurants, grocery stores and even bars that are within a kilometre of your home. ... More

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