We represent walking for all Queenslanders

Improve Walking in the Community

Tim and Elizabeth walking to the park in Brisbane
Older people walking along the North Brisbane seperated pathway

What you can do to improve walking in Queensland

You can help to make walking better in Queensland, whether it’s walking in an urban environment, walking in the bush or walking along the beach. Your involvement makes a difference:

  1. Walk: Go for a walk in your local street, neighbourhood or community. Take someone with  you
  2. Observe: Think about what you like or don’t like about where you walk? What could be better? Use the Queensland Walks checklist
  3. Rate/Report. Tell your council or your local council what you found 
  4. Share: Share your ideas with your neighbours and local community
  5. Gather: Get a group together to make walking better. Spreading the work around makes it easier, more enjoyable, and more effective
A woman walks on the road at Lutwyche Bus Station due to the footpath being blocked

Improving conditions

Need to know who owns or manages a Queensland Road? Reporting a problem? 

Don’t walk past! Reporting issues and requesting maintenance helps improve walkability in your neighbourhood. 

Practical Resources

Queensland Walking Strategy 2019–2029: sets the direction to make walking an easy choice for everyone, every day over the next 10 years.

Action Plan for Walking 2019–2021: lists the practical actions we need to do right now to grow walking, to be updated every 2 years.

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 Walks works closely with the following walking programs. Find out more, and register for free.

10,000 Steps 

Heart Foundation Walking 

Queensland Walks encourages more walk-friendly places and spaces.