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Our progress

The Action Plan for Walking 2019–2021 included 44 actions to create more walkable communities and encourage more walking.

You can find a summary of our progress on the Queensland Walking Strategy Progress Report 2019–2021 page.

As we completed each action, we published an Action Summary under each of our 4 priority areas below:

  1. Planning for walkable communities and places
  2. Building connected, comfortable and safe walking environments for all
  3. Encouraging more people to walk as part of their 'everyday'
  4. Working together to deliver for walking.

 

 Planning for walkable communities and places

Footpaths and pathways are just one part of a quality walking environment.

Many things contribute to making irresistible places to walk – a mix of close destinations to walk to, parks and open spaces, safety and surveillance, accessibility, places to stop and rest and integration with public transport.

Queensland summers are hot and bring heavy rainfall in some areas, which means we also need to provide shade, shelter and water on walking routes.

Walkable environments support connected communities, providing places where people can meet, socialise and strengthen relationships.

Read about our progress against these actions

 

 Building connected, comfortable and safe walking environments for all

Delivering networks that are accessible for people of all ages and abilities will result in more inclusive, active and healthy communities.

Queenslanders told us that providing more connected, smooth and even paths, shade and street trees along routes, greater separation from traffic, and lower traffic speeds in the right places will encourage them to walk more.

Read about our progress against these actions

 

 Encouraging more people to walk as part of their 'everyday'

Walking is fun, free and suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Walking for short trips can be an easy way to include physical activity into daily routines.

Yet raising awareness of these benefits is often not enough to create walking lifestyles across our communities and at different life stages.

How we travel or choose to spend our recreational time can become habitual. A short car trip to school or the shops becomes a routine that is unlikely to change without an encouraging nudge.

Read about our progress against these actions

 

 Working together to deliver for walking

To deliver walking environments that are attractive, enjoyable and accessible to everyone, we must prioritise walking in our policies, planning, operations and infrastructure.

Queensland’s state government and its 77 local governments all play a role in creating walkable environments for people.

Our communities, the private sector and other stakeholders also need to be involved.

Read about our progress against these actions

Last updated
19 May 2022