Had a wonderful conversation opportunity today with Greer - Mackie Research, Auckland. Victory Primary School has been selected because of it's high uptake of active movement of children to school through walking, biking and scootering, to be part of this big study - details below. Helen Watson, VPS Board Chair and all round hero of VP school and I met to discuss what our values and philosophy are to create and promote opportunities for active ways of moving to and from school. We are proud to be part of the 21st century ideas and the ways other cities are developing in this way.
MBIE is funding a 4 year programme - "Healthy Future Mobility Solutions will explore better ways of moving around cities and towns in the future, with particular attention to solutions that are good for health. We face profound technological and societal changes in the size, composition and function of cities, making it all the more important that we seize opportunities to simultaneously enhance mobility and other aspects of personal, social and economic well-being."
PS - Greer arrived from Auckland on a bike, which she hired from the airport - cruised her way down the beautiful Railway Reserve and then headed off to Broadgreen - OFF road all the way. THANKS Nelson Council for investing in active travel. Let's do loads more and give people healthy options for the way they move about the city.
Nelsonian of the Year 2009
Queen’s Service Medal 2010
Founding Chair of the
Nelson Tasman Housing Trust
Founding & Current Director of Victory Community Centre
(NZ Community of the Year 2010)