Council’s Sustainable Transport Policy (2008) identifies walking as the priority transport mode, especially for short and local trips. To help achieve this aim, Council has developed a Walking Policy
The Walking Policy aims to increase walking in the municipality by 50% by 2020 by converting short, local car trips to walking trips.
For more information contact the Transport Planner on 8290 1333.
The City of Stonnington is installing world class wayfinding signage in activity centres across the municipality to enhance the walking experience. The signage enables pedestrians to navigate within and between precincts. These developments are part of the Inner Melbourne Action Plan (IMAP).
The Walking for Pleasure Program is an initiative of the City of Stonnington run by a dedicated group of volunteers. The program provides the community with the means to keep active and healthy whilst developing new social networks. The walks are free and cater for people of all walking abilities.
Copies of the booklet are available from Council’s Service Centres located at Prahran Town Hall, corner of Chapel and Greville Streets, Prahran and Malvern Town Hall, corner of Glenferrie Road and High Street, Malvern.
For further information, contact Council’s Recreation Programs Officer on 8290 1224
The City of Stonnington's Road Safety Policy complements walking initiatives within the City and as part of the policy Council has taken actions to reduce vehicle speed in local streets in order to improve pedestrian safety. Measures have included the installation of kerb outstands, road humps, roundabouts, speed limit reduction signs and slow points/road narrowing devices. Council also regularly places speed trailers in local streets to advise drivers of their speed and to encourage them to drive within the speed limit.
A total of twenty-four walks in the City of Stonnington (east of Kooyong Road), have been produced in a series of four publications by Malvern Historical Society. Each walk features clear maps noting points of interest and a selection of fascinating early photos relevant to each walk. Walk into History 1 - 4 will guide you through some of Stonnington’s most picturesque streets and provide a wealth of material for the keen walker.
The history of Stonnington west of Kooyong Road (the former City of Prahran) is covered by a series of eight booklets by Betty Malone called Discovering Prahran. Although these books are not specifically set out as guided walks, they can be readily adapted for this purpose because the layout is geographic. All booklets are available for loan or purchase from Stonnington Libraries and Town Halls. Four sample walks from the Walk into History series are available from the Stonnington History Centre website.
Council has installed 11 Indigenous History Markers providing historical information about local Aboriginal clans and their lifestyle, significant individuals, key locations and important events. The markers are located in Kooyong, Prahran, South Yarra and Windsor. Eight are clustered around South Yarra in the area bounded by Punt Road, the Yarra River, Williams Road and Toorak Road, with four located along the Yarra Trail.
The City of Stonnington TravelSmart map was developed in partnership by the Department of Transport and the City of Stonnington to provide sustainable transport information on a pocket-sized street map.