Healthy Streets Approach and transport in New Zealand

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James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

147 The Terrace

Chancellor 6, Level 17

Wellington, Wellington 6011

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Date Thursday 9 August 3pm to 4.30pm.

Venue Chancellor 6, level 17, James Cook Hotel, 147 the Terrace, Wellington.

The event: A 90 minute seminar for policy practitioners from central and local government agencies. Approximately 45 to 60 minutes of presentation and the remainder of the time for questions and answers

Who should attend: Policy practitioners from central and local government agencies.

About Lucy Saunders: Lucy is a consultant in Public Health specialising in urban design and transport. Her work has won multiple major awards for urban planning, transport planning, and public health. Lucy developed the Healthy Streets Approach, which has been adopted as policy by Transport for London, and the 10 Healthy Streets Indicators. Lucy currently leads on the integration of transport and public health in London, embedding the Healthy Streets Approach into policy and practice. In 2014 Transport for London became the first transport authority in the world to publish a Health Action Plan, which Lucy wrote. She subsequently led its 3-year implementation. Lucy is in NZ as the keynote speaker at the 2WALKandCYCLE conference in Palmerston North from 30 July to 1 August 2018.

The presentation: Lucy will summarise the changing face of transport in the UK. What is happening and why? The presentation will touch on how good infrastructure design can put people first, increase social equity and make travel fun; how policy enables councils to prioritise urban design that encourages healthier transport options; how to put in some top-level KPIs; and how to measure the return on investment in the form of better health (as the Healthy Streets Approach does).

Lucy’s presentation will aim to get people thinking about urban design for multiple purposes, such as using a journey to and from somewhere as an opportunity for play and social interaction, not just transport. The presentation will to weave in how the Healthy Streets Approach could enhance delivery on the four strategic priorities of the Government Policy Statement on Land Transport 2018, which are:

• road safety (for all road users including vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists, people with disabilities, children and older people)
• access (equitable transport options available for those in lower socio-economic groups and who possibly work shifts/multiple jobs)
• environment
• value for money.

Other events

This event is part of a series of other events in Wellington, which include:

• a public seminar led by the Centre for Sustainable Cities: http://sustainablecities.org.nz/2018/07/seminar-why-we-need-healthy-streets/

• an operational policy practitioners event in Lower Hutt: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/lucy-saunders-practitioner-event/lower-hutt

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James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

147 The Terrace

Chancellor 6, Level 17

Wellington, Wellington 6011

New Zealand

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