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We represent walking for all Queenslanders

Anna Campbell talks to Steve Austin ABC Radio

We spoke to Steve Austin, ABC Brisbane Radio, about making our streets safer for walking Friday 19 April 2024, Queens Street Mall, Brisbane You can listen to the interview here [from 22 minutes] Queensland Walks is alarmed about the number of people in Queensland who have been killed while they walk. In less than 4 […]

Dreamtime connections with Ben Barker

Walking is something our people have been doing for many thousands of years. Walkabout is the word we use to describe taking time out and going for a walk and connecting with land and country. And we still do that today. When you walkabout, you just get on the street and connect your feet to […]

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 […]

Men’s Walk and Talk: The power of human connection

Men's Walk and Talk

Mental health challenges continue to affect millions of men worldwide, and Queensland is no exception. The pressure to conform to societal expectations, financial stress, relationship issues, and other life stresses mean that at some stage, 1 in 7 men will suffer depression and 1 in five will experience anxiety. Men’s Walk n Talk was established […]

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 […]

Walking with the Indigenous Marathon Foundation

By Anna Campbell On a Saturday in June, I joined the Indigenous Marathon Foundation – Mitchelton RAW walk and run group, for a reconciliation parkrun at Mitchelton.   There were around 15 or so walkers and runners taking part, and everyone was incredibly supportive and encouraging. Along the way, we chatted about IMF RAW and its […]

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 […]

Craig’s story: Making places safer for kids to walk, run, roll or stroll

Craig’s Story: Safer streets for children “When I walk with my children, I get to see the world through their eyes and delight in their delight,” says Dr. Craig Barrett who lives in regional Queensland at Point Vernon, Hervey Bay. “We find secret paths that most people never know of, and revel in the deliciousness […]

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 […]