Queensland’s first walking strategy

Queensland’s first walking strategy

A framework for promoting walking as an accessible, active transport mode

Posted on 03.12.2018

Whether you walk like an Egyptian, walk on sunshine, do the walk of life or walk 500 miles, walking is great for your health, for local economies and for the environment.

The Queensland Government is preparing a Queensland Walking Strategy. The strategy will provide the framework for promoting walking as an accessible, active transport mode across the state, delivering health benefits for Queenslanders and access to important destinations such as schools, shops and public transport.

When we talk about walking, this also includes jogging, running and moving with help from a mobility device like a wheelchair or a walking frame.

You can have your say on the future of walking in Queensland by completing the community attitudinal online survey, providing a written submission , and sharing your thoughts on the Ideas Wall using #wewalkqld.

Why prepare a Walking Strategy? 

Walking is fun, relaxing, active, inexpensive, environmentally friendly and social, as well as being good for local communities and businesses.

Research tells us that 1 in 5 Queensland adults already walk for recreation1 and the Queensland Government wants to see more people walking, more often.

Every Queenslander should have the opportunity to walk or to use walking facilities so they can experience the many benefits it offers, such as health benefits from increased physical activity.

Walking is also one of the best transport options for short trips. Whether you are walking to school, the local shops or public transport, choosing to walk is good for you and good for your community.

The Queensland Government is investing $2.5 million over the next 3 years to deliver a range of initiatives and actions identified as part of the Queensland Walking Strategy to improve the environment we walk in and the facilities we walk on.

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