Conference details announced
Huge line up for Smart Urban Futures, 4-5 May 2023
Huge line up for Smart Urban Futures, 4-5 May 2023
Call for target to double number of kids walking to school in Melbourne
Another walker death puts Victoria on track for one of its worst years for pedestrian safety in a decade.
Election promises for walking a mixed bag, so far
Tracking our impact in 2021/22
Walking trip targets, funding stream for safer streets, better regional trails needed
New report explores walking and public lighting
Support for investment in footpaths and e-scooter enforcement in opinion piece
Twenty-nine dead already this year
Lessons from Europe and around Australia
Details of Victoria Walks' Official Supporters Event May 2022, we hear from Rotterdam's planner Jose Besselink.
Melbourne’s 12-month e-scooter hire trial is off to a bad start.
With a cooler summer predicted, plan a longer day walk or a multi-day hike for January.
No shelter, no crossing for most stops
Crossings missing on high speed roads
Victoria Walks wants TAC coverage extended to shared path collisions
Walking helps us through the lockdowns
What will climate change mean for walking?
We compare road safety for people walking in Australia with the USA and Europe
New target raises questions around funding
Victoria Walks’ new Strategic Plan aims for government investment
Tips for building back better
The Victorian Parliament reports on its inquiry into the road toll
A consensus statement to support more walking and bike riding for Victorians
Nearly every bus trip involves a walk!
Victoria Walks has recently launched changes to its free and highly popular Walking Maps website. Now anyone can create a great-looking walking map to share online.
Victoria Walks calls for lower speed limits
Victoria Walks says walkable shopping centres are critical for new suburbs
Not a lot for walking in government spending spree
Power walking through a pandemic
What role can walking play in keeping our physical and mental health intact as we battle Covid-19 (Coronavirus)?
Drivers breaking road rules hit 7,000 pedestrians over ten years in Victoria alone
Expert webinar on 6 August to explore practical options for pilots and trials
The death of a man hit by a cyclist on a footpath in Queensland underscores the risks of riding on footpaths
If walking is the exercise you most enjoy, is it enough by itself to meet fitness goals? Victoria Walks spoke to Dr Megan Teychenne from Deakin University’s Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition.
Australia must follow international examples and rapidly increase space for walking and cycling during Covid-19.
Cities are changing traffic lights so pedestrians don't have to press the button. Why can't we?
Victoria Walks' staffer Kaylene McKay describes how her relationship with walking has been challenged (but prevailed)
What the latest Covid-19 restrictions mean for walkers in Victoria
Footpaths are for feet
With Australia lagging on road safety targets now is the time to endorse proven global strategies to reduce pedestrian deaths
How can we move #TowardsZero pedestrian deaths?
Walking is a more important way to get around than you might think
High viz not the answer to older pedestrian deaths
A new collaboration with VicHealth highlights the benefits of walking for society
Our new report card provides a snapshot of the 2018/19 year
TAC grant allows Monash to investigate for Victoria Walks
North-East Link will take us in the wrong direction
Walking short-changed again
Victoria Walks supports Melbourne transport evolution
Will walkability protect the value of your home from the property slump?
E-scooters might be fun, but footpaths are not the place for racing
183 people dead, 6401 injured - five years of the pedestrian road toll
From #MeToo to complete streets, the Smart Urban Futures conference has it all covered
Our new research with Arup makes the economic case for investment in walking
Kids on the footpath and cars off the road
Victoria Walks wins ITEANZ Sustainable Transport Award
$3 million worth of media coverage a highlight of Victoria Walks' report card
$4 billion - now that's a walking strategy!
Review of international research into footpath cycling does not support calls to make it legal
Close little streets and limit traffic around train stations in CBD
Victoria Walks has 6 asks in the lead up to the November State election
Victoria's real estate agents and home buyers understand the value of walkability; it's time our politicians caught up
Let's Walk helps Cheryl rediscover her love of walking
Dana Ronan and Josephine Monger join Victoria Walks Board
Is it seniors on Snapchat? We think not
How suburban Main Streets can thrive in a world of online retailing
Barcelona style pedestrian streets could be coming to the CBD
Highlights of the 2018 Smart Urban Futures Conference
Why Victoria Walks is part of the push for a better life in old age
Victoria Walks to audit walkability of streets in Government pilot
Victoria Walks backs push for $90 million investment in walking and cycling to school.
Differences between men and women raised by our research on young people and walking
Originator of Link and Place approach to street design headlines Smart Urban Futures conference
Cities are dressing to impress, but companies ask - are they dressing to walk?
Our new research provides insights into young people and the kind of community they want
Snakes are all around us, but here's why you shouldn't let that deter you from walking!
Megan Caines will answer the tricky questions of walking law
How did we get more people walking in 2016-2017?
Intrapac Property and Safe System Solutions pioneer Corporate Supporters for Victoria Walks
NSW report shows the risk of traffic lights with missing pedestrian crossings
Case studies review the influence of Victoria Walks' work
Authorities queue up to dismiss Bicycle Network proposal
WalkSpot project reveals key issues for walkers in Melbourne
Victoria Walks project takes the record for public engagement
Strategic Plan maps a path to 2020
Community campaign sees pedestrian crossing built in St Leonards
Is the risk of walkers being hit by bikes real, or imagined?
VicHealth to provide support for three more years
Melbourne suburbs "average at best" says international expert
Pilot program sees more than 1,000 people Change to Walking
Walkers have their say on road safety in Melbourne with launch of WalkSpot
Director of the Global Designing Cities Initiative to present at conference, 28-29 March
Coming together to celebrate walking and community
We make the case for proper recognition of our most popular recreation
New program from Victoria Walks gets Braybrook on its feet
Shared paths, big car parks, not the way to get people walking
Victoria Walks takes the walkability message to Hobart
Business is leaving the car-dominated suburbs and moving to walkable neighbourhoods
Infrastructure Victoria’s Draft 30 Year Strategy signals a long overdue investment in walking
No – they are just more likely to be injured in a crash
Global consultancy sings the praises of a walkable World
Take our short survey
Victoria Walks report gets the full media spotlight
Happy Feet St Leonards: It’s a popularity contest – and we love it
Our latest Report Card gives you all the highlights of the last year
New Victoria Walks study shows why we need to - and how
New speed guidelines won’t take us Towards Zero
The human cost of poor road design
Victoria Walks is pushing for stronger protection of the Yarra River
The President of the Institute of Transportation Engineers argues for change
The Planning Institute commits to building healthier communities
Yes, says an Australian expert review
Falls in the street send over 5,000 pedestrians to hospital each year, in Victoria alone
Walking a ray of light in an otherwise bleak outlook for physical activity in Australia
Report on road safety in Australia fails to make any recommendations for pedestrians
Highlights from the Smart Urban Futures conference
People over 50 say absent or broken footpaths are their biggest barrier in getting around
New research – 5,000 Victorians injured by falls in the street
From cars on the footpath to trains in the sky, Victoria Walks stands up for pedestrians
New cycling strategy and Plan Melbourne Refresh - Victoria Walks views
Bike trailers and more teenage cyclists could be coming to a footpath near you
Research suggests walkable communities are key to overcoming parents' fear for their children
Land sales on the urban fringe reach record high
Principal Pedestrian Networks get more people walking to local centres
Despite our fears, kids need to be let loose
Sad news for walking, and for good public policy
A huge survey of Bendigo residents shows the importance of walking to a regional city, especially its children
Research confirms fewer and fewer Australian kids are allowed to walk without adults
The Institute of Transport Engineers gets serious about looking after pedestrians
A VicHealth and Victoria Walks pilot project will help country kids walk part way to school
New public health plan promotes pedestrian friendly neighbourhoods
You don't have to exercise long and hard to improve your health
Australian research confirms cyclists are safer on the road
Research confirms Victorians walk more with quality parks nearby
New report sheds light on pedestrian crashes, as Victoria lags behind NSW and Queensland
App features best walks in Melbourne CBD
New research from Victoria Walks on shared walking and cycling paths
Getting the outer suburbs walking could save up to 900 lives and $35 million per annum
Walking connections worth $2 billion to Melbourne CBD
Media and police criticise walking with phones - is it justified?
The state government's proposed town planning policy is good news for walking
Australian research confirms walkable neighbourhoods make for healthier residents
Victoria Walks, in partnership with the Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria, has launched new Secondary School Resources Linked to the Austalian Curriculum: Geography.
Fast food controversy has brought a renewed focus on the role of health in town planning
Victoria Walks has asked the Australian Bureau of Statistics to better record walking in the next census
Evidence that walking is good for the economy continues to mount
The Auditor General has suggested a radical reworking of Melbourne transport planning
A comprehensive study shows how urban growth areas can be made more walkable.
Victoria Walks has prepared a Plan for a Walkable Melbourne, as part of the debate on the new Metropolitan Planning Strategy.
Point-of-decision-prompts increase stair climbing in a Singapore train station.
On 2 March the Government will hold a community forum to help shape the new planning strategy for Melbourne.
A Danish study shows that kids who walk to school can study better than those who are driven
The UK government is now proposing 20 mph (32 km) speed limits to promote pedestrian safety.
Minister for Planning launches a discussion paper: Melbourne, let's talk about the future.
Help shape Bayside's transport future.
Detailed response submitted to Council
New study shows that people will pay more for walkable neighborhoods...
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A new study "Bike Lanes, On-Street Parking and Business" by the Clean Air Partnership (Toronto, Canada) has found that customers arriving by foot and bicycle visit the most often and spent the most money at neighbourhood shopping streets.