Locomote is a walkability action group on the Northern Bellarine. It is local community group working to improve walkability in our coastal communities of Portarlington, Indented Head and St Leonards.
Locomote is a completely voluntary effort with representatives from each seaside town.
Locomote aims to:
- Bring focus to walkability issues
- Promote walking to people of all abilities
- Promote walking safety & responsible bike use on shared walk/bike pathways
- Promote walking as Active Travel - directional walking to get the necessities of life, like shopping, banking, going to the doctor, etc, not just for recreation.
Vision: To provide opportunities for residents and visitors to the North Bellarine to walk/ride safely on accessible, scenic walking paths.
Mission: To ensure appropriate walking paths are constructed and maintained to encourage more people to enjoy our coastal environs.
Goals: To promote fitness, fun and socialisation for people of all abilities.
As a walkability advocacy group, Locomote acknowledges the significance of the natural coastal environment and the cultural heritage of the Bengalat Balug clan of the Wadawurrung tribe, who have occupied the Northern Bellarine for thousands of years.