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Support our legal case challenging the decisions that have allowed e-scooters to be used on footpaths.

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Walking is one of life's healthy pleasures at 5 or 95, rich or poor.

People on foot, with pushchairs or using mobility devices are under threat! Our right to have footpaths that are safe, and that feel safe to us, is being eroded by a plague of e-scooters and other vehicles being used on them.

Please help us to turn this around.

Over the past 18 months we, the Footpaths4feet Coalition, have been trying to convince the Government that pedestrians need a dedicated space in the transport system and that they shouldn't have to share footpaths with people riding e-scooters, bikes, pizza delivery robots or any other vehicles, parked or moving.

The difference in speed between pedestrians and vehicle riders is too great to be safe on the narrow confines of most footpaths and speed limits are practically unenforceable.

We have met with Ministers and officials, presented a petition to Parliament, written letters and made presentations to Councils and NZTA - so far all to no avail.

Now, we have to challenge their decisions in Court and we need your help to do so. We are advised that there are strong grounds for challenging the decisions that have led to footpaths in our major cities being plagued by e-scooters.

So please donate to help us take this action. Legal action is expensive so your contribution will help us take this next step.

Please note that we support e-scooters and other forms of personal transport, whether human-powered or motorised, that take up less space and cause less pollution than private cars, but they need to be used in the right places and that isn't on footpaths. It is in cycle lanes and on slow-speed streets. Everyone should be safe in our transport system.

The Footpaths4feet Coalition is made up of Living Streets Aotearoa, Grey Power NZ, Disabled Persons' Assembly, CCS Disability Action, Alzheimers NZ, Blind and Low Vision NZ, Deaf Action NZ, Association of Blind citizens NZ, Health Action Trust, Age Concern NZ, Dunedin Pedestrian Network, Retina NZ, Visual Impairment Charitable Trust Aotearoa.

About us

Living Streets Aotearoa is NZ's leading pedestrian advocacy organisation. Our aim is to have more people walking and enjoying public spaces be they young or old, fast or slow, whether walking, sitting, commuting, shopping, between appointments, or out on the streets for exercise, for leisure or for pleasure.

Use of funds

All funds raised through this page will be used to fund our legal case. It there are any surplus funds, they will be used to support advocacy for improved facilities, management of those facilities, and changes to our laws to make walking safer, more pleasant and undertaken by more people.

Latest update

Footpath4feet legal action  26 February 2020

Posted by: Living Streets

Hi everyone,

We are entering the next phase of our efforts to keep footpaths safe for walkers and disabled people using mobility devices. We are now focussing on this and need your help to fund the case.

Thanks. F4F

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  • Lynley

    Lynley 1 day ago



  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 01 Dec 2019


    Footpaths for feet forever!


  • Meg

    Meg on 22 Nov 2019


    Safe footpaths are fundamental for walkers of all ages - pretty much all of us!


  • Nell

    Nell on 20 Nov 2019


    Great job and so needed


  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 20 Nov 2019



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