Are you on a mission to get more people walking in your community? We've got lots of great resources for community members, for schools and parents, and for council staff to encourage a shift to active transport.
Our Change to Walking program report found that nearly one million car trips made in Geelong and Melbourne each week are to travel distances less than 1km. Transport for Victoria data has shown that one-third of people who drive to train stations live within 800 metres of the station. VicHealth research found that only one in five kids aged 5-17 years get the recommended hour of physical activity every day.
The reasons Victorians opt for car travel are complex but we believe much can be done to encourage higher rates of walking for both transport and for health. If you want to help promote better walking environments (safer and more convenient streets) then our community section below has tips including how you can start a local Walkability Action Group.