Cycling and walking in six NZ cities: Where are we at?

Thursday, August 25th, 2016 | Kate Sloane | 3 Comments

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Dr Caroline Shaw, Dr Marie Russell

Figure 1 On-road cycle lane Wellington. Photo credit: Jenny Ombler

Figure 1 On-road cycle lane Wellington.
Photo credit: Jenny Ombler

Active transport is important for health and sustainability. But no one has previously looked systematically at how NZ cities support cycling and walking. Therefore, a new study has been performed and is now published online. This blog reports its main findings.

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NZ compares well with other OECD countries in health & other areas: But scope for improvements

Friday, November 15th, 2013 | Kate Sloane | 1 Comment

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Assoc Prof Nick Wilson and Dr Nisha Nair

NZ compares favourably with other OECD countries in many ways – according to the just released results of the OECD’s “Better Life Index”. This blog considers some of the details and also various ways we could make further improvements in health, safety and the environment.

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