1 in 5 Queenslanders have a disability. That’s why accessibility and inclusion for walking, rolling and strolling is a priority. From public transport and public spaces, to access to parks, shops and connected footpaths and kerb ramps, advocating for an inclusive and accessible Queensland is essential, well ahead of the Paralympic and Olympic Games.
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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.”
“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
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
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