Free range kids hit Bendigo conference

Watch the trailer for World's Worst Mom Earlier this month, we were inspired by a series of exciting speakers and workshops at the Child Friendly Cities Conference in Bendigo. Lenore Skenazy, better known as 'America's worst mom' for her philosophy on how to raise 'free range kids', was the keynote speaker.

Victoria Walks was proud to be a partner and congratulates the City of Greater Bendigo on a successful conference.


Update on campaign for lower speed limits


Did you hear the City of Melbourne's recent announcement to reduce the speed limit across the CBD from 50km/h to 40km/h? Although Victoria Walks believes that the City should consider reducing this further to 30km/h, we congratulate the City for taking a step in the right direction.

Want to help the push? Contact your council (ask to be put through to your sustainable transport, road safety or traffic engineering officer) and let them know that you support lower speed limits in your neighbourhood.


Photo competition


We'd love your help to build a treasure trove of images to inspire people to get out and about on their own two feet. What's more, a photo competition is a great excuse to get out and get snappy.

Enter your photo, win great prizes and help Victorians to get back on their feet!  Entries closes 30 June 2012. Find out more.


Walking Maps update

* Like our new Walking Maps logo? The updated design reflects the website's applicability to walks all over Australia (though our focus is primarily on Victoria). Next time you're interstate, why not take a few snaps and create a walk to capture your strolls?

We've also improved the search function. Search results are now ranked relative to the distance from your search point (ie. if you search 'Carlton' you will find walks listed from the closest to Carlton to those further away).

Other developments in the pipeline include:

  • Joining forces with the Heart Foundation to bring you Green Walks.
  • Customising Walking Maps for mobile phones so you can find and view walks when you're out and about.  

Please stay tuned for more details.


Walk of the month

Check out the Bendigo - Free Ranging walk What does a child friendly city look like? 

Join us on the Bendigo - Free Ranging walk to find out.

Bendigo is Australia's first city recognised by UNICEF as child friendly.




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