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Queensland Walks provides feedback to the Walkable Brisbane Strategy

Queensland Walks Feedback on the draft Walkable Brisbane Strategy Have you read the Walkable Brisbane Strategy? Read Queensland Walks thoughts on what we need to do to ensure that Brisbane can become the most walkable city in Australia.   PDF: Walkable Brisbane Strategy 2022-2032 Queensland Walks Submission Sept 2023 WORD: Walkable Brisbane Strategy 2022-2032 Queensland […]

Dr Robyn Littlewood

Dr Robyn Littlewood enjoys walking with her dog

Dr Robyn Littlewood is the CEO of Health and Wellbeing Queensland. She spoke to Queensland Walks about designing healthy spaces for all Queenslanders to be active. “Walking can be hard for the 900,000 Queenslanders who have a disability. With my father requiring a power wheelchair for mobility, I am reminded of this every day. He has incomplete quadriplegia but that doesn’t stop him, nor should it.”

Isabelle’s Story: Advocating for a safe, inclusive and walkable world

“It’s wrong that women should have to be afraid so close to their home or anywhere,” she Isabelle. Later on this led Isabelle to advocate to her local councillor to get lights installed in the park. It took about a year to happen, but the lights were finally installed which improved the walkability in her local neighbourhood

5 great South East Queensland walking destinations accessible by public transport

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Tracy Kolbe-Alexander Prof Tracy Kolbe-Alexander is Associate Head of School (Research), and the program Discipline Lead for Public Health in the School of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Southern Queensland, as well as Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town (South Africa). The focus of Tracy’s research is on the […]

Bernie’s Story: Walking for health and happiness

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Walking has always been a part of Bernie’s life. Now that he’s older, it’s his main form of exercise. Bernie has both Parkinson’s Disease and Type 1 Diabetes, but he refuses to be defined by his illnesses. “I see walking as a crucial part of my treatment. It helps me mentally and emotionally, as well […]

Accessibility and Inclusion for walking, rolling and strolling: A Call to Action

1 August 2023 “Joining Forces for Pedestrian Accessibility: A Unified Call to Action by a 30-Strong Alliance” The Queensland Walking Alliance, a coalition of 30 Queensland local, state, and national organisations has called on all three levels of government agencies, community leaders, engineers and planners alike to take the lead on accessibility and inclusion in […]

Queensland’s best accessible tourism destinations

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Image credit: Tourism and Events Queensland   The Queensland Government announced 2023 as the Year of Accessible Tourism. We are delighted! This announcement will support Queensland to provide greater destination experiences for all holidaymakers in Queensland. Accessible and inclusive tourism means making sure everyone can take part in tourism experiences. This involves creating a welcoming […]

Ritwik’s story: How walking can build communities

Ritwik Swain stands leaning against a bus sign waiting for the bus

“Being able to easily, safely and happily walk in a neighbourhood means a community that is more social. It is very conducive to building community,” says researcher Dr Ritwik Swain. Ritwik is a well travelled individual who enjoys walking wherever he is based; formerly from Brisbane and now based in the Netherlands. “I really like […]

Mydi and Daniel’s story: Safe cities for women and girls

When it’s footy season, Mydi and her dad, Daniel, like to walk and catch public transport to the big games. One night after a match, they got off the bus and were walking up their street when Mydi said, “This street looks creepy”. Being a town planner, Daniel’s ears pricked up and he said, “What […]

Elevate 2042: Creating sustainable benefits from the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Creating sustainable benefits from the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games The Olympic and Paralympic Games will provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to improve the walkability of South East Queensland. Queensland Walks was proud to attend and contribute to the Queensland Government’s Legacy Consultation, and we’re pleased to see the following included in the Legacy Plan: […]