street can become a Living Street
Terrace in the Avon Loop
that is not a motorway or expressway can become a living street.
are not just born. Nor do they just happen. They are created. They need
a dedicated will, a determined drive, unquenchable enthusiasm in the midst
of challenges, and a commitment that will not waver. They need the combined,
co-operative efforts of the City Council, local residents and businesses.
words, if you want your street to become a living street, the Christchurch
City Council welcomes your involvement. Every Living Street is different,
depending on the character and the values of its people.
and your neighbours can make it happen
Here is how
you can start to make your street a safe place to walk, cycle, play &
- Show the
Living Streets booklet to your neighbours. You can get additional copies
of this and other materials on the subject from the Christchurch City
- Read other
documents on the subject. Christchurch City Council staff can give you
copies of the Living Streets Tools Manual; Quality of Life and
Living Streets in Christchurch Critical Success Factors August 2000;
and The Living Streets Strategy 2000.
the internet for information about projects in other parts of the world,
and ideas that might suit your area and your street. Some interesting
web pages on related subjects are:
- Join with
others in your street to discuss the concept and share ideas. You may
like to initiate a residents meeting. You can ask the City Streets
representative or your local Residents Association for help with this.
- Join with
other residents in your street to develop and sign a Community Contract
declaring that if your street becomes a living street you will consciously
reduce your speed in other residential streets.
- You may
wish to include a challenge to residents to reduce the number of vehicle
trips from your street by combining outings (e.g. shopping with other
destination trips) or by catching the bus once a week.
Street, St Albans
information on Living Streets please contact:
Christchurch City Council
PO Box 237
(03) 941 8666