Queensland Walking Strategy
An easy choice for everyone, every day
Every Queenslander should have the opportunity to walk and use quality walking infrastructure as part of their daily routine, so they can experience the lifelong health benefits of increased physical activity.
When we talk about walking we also mean jogging, running, and moving with the help of a mobility device such as a wheelchair, mobility cane or a walking frame. We're talking about walking in public places and spaces (such as parks, paths and streets).
We have developed Queensland’s first walking strategy. The strategy recognises the critical role that walking plays as part of a single integrated transport system accessible to everyone and as part of a healthy, active lifestyle for all Queenslanders.
Walking in Queensland
The Queensland Walking Strategy coordinates and integrates the state’s approach to walking so communities can be made better for people of all ages and abilities. The strategy suite includes:
Queensland Walking Strategy 2019–2029
Action Plan for Walking 2019–2021
Walking in Queensland Report 2019
- Walking in Queensland Report 2019: provides a snapshot of current levels of walking in Queensland and baseline measures for monitoring our progress towards achieving the vision to ‘make walking an easy choice for everyone, every day’.
Queensland Walking Strategy
What Queenslanders told us
We connected with Queenslanders, stakeholders and experts to understand how we can make walking an easy choice for everyone, every day to develop the Queensland Walking Strategy 2019—2029.
Consultation took place with people and organisations from across the state, including regional locations.
The engagement was held during a 2-month period to hear first-hand what Queenslanders want for their walking future. Engagement options included:
- sharing comments and photos on the interactive Ideas Wall
- written submissions
- workshops with state agencies and local governments.
Queenslanders, local governments and industry also contributed their walking stories and case studies.
A summary of the results of the community engagement process is available in Walking: What Queenslanders told us.
Queensland Walking Summit
The Queensland Walking Summit on 14 March 2019 was the flagship engagement event and involved nearly 100 community representatives from walking, bike riding, health, accessibility, academic, education and recreation organisations from across the state.
At the summit the Queensland community developed the vision, priorities and potential actions during 5 hours of high energy workshopping. Community representatives raised priorities around creating streets and places that put walking first, improving safety, amenity and shade, working together and encouraging walking.
What Queenslanders said about the Queensland Walking Summit
...is just to be part of the opportunity to be involved in shaping the future for walking for Queenslanders.
I think there was just a real feeling of enthusiasm and engagement in the room. Definitely a lot of support and a lot of great ideas.
Well done to the team it was brilliant. I found 100 people with like-minded intentions of getting more people walking and better infrastructure.
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