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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

If the shoe fits…a podiatrist’s recommendation

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When it comes to walking the paths of Queensland, choosing the right footwear is essential for comfort, support, and injury prevention. Whether you’re exploring city streets, hiking trails, or planning a long-distance journey, here are some tips to keep in mind when selecting your walking shoes. Firstly, prioritise comfort above all else. Look for shoes […]

Walkable Brisbane Strategy is a move in the right direction

Walkable Brisbane: A move in the right direction to walk, roll and stroll in Brisbane. Queensland Walks congratulates Brisbane City Council on the release of the draft walking strategy – Walkable Brisbane. “A walking strategy is an important move by Brisbane City Council to identify the gaps in our walking networks, and to plan ahead. […]

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 […]