Darebin Walking Strategy 2018-2028

This project has concluded.

The City of Darebin aims to promote and facilitate walking for a range of outcomes; including leisure and recreation, physical activity and wellbeing, social interaction, economic gain, improved community participation in public spaces, and transport. In order to achieve this we have drafted the Darebin Walking Strategy 2018-2028 which draws together a significant amount of work already invested into walking by Council, from signing of the International Charter for Walking in 2008, to the development of a Principal Pedestrian Network in 2015/16, and the completion of a “WalkSpot” study in 2017.

Walking is embedded into many daily elements of our lives. Although it is not often given a second thought, walking is a simple and effective means to achieve wellbeing, social inclusion, environmental and economic benefits across our community. For many of us, it is simply the easiest and most time-effective way to get from place to place.

The Walking Strategy specifically looks at pedestrians and our pedestrian network as an evolving shift towards more sustainable travel, how we can more directly facilitate the adoption of walking as a viable means of transport, and what features our streets and footpaths should have to encourage more people to walk more often. The Strategy will guide Council's actions and investment into walking over the next 10 years.


Final Strategy now available

Check out the final Darebin Walking Strategy 2018-2028 here.

The City of Darebin aims to promote and facilitate walking for a range of outcomes; including leisure and recreation, physical activity and wellbeing, social interaction, economic gain, improved community participation in public spaces, and transport. In order to achieve this we have drafted the Darebin Walking Strategy 2018-2028 which draws together a significant amount of work already invested into walking by Council, from signing of the International Charter for Walking in 2008, to the development of a Principal Pedestrian Network in 2015/16, and the completion of a “WalkSpot” study in 2017.

Walking is embedded into many daily elements of our lives. Although it is not often given a second thought, walking is a simple and effective means to achieve wellbeing, social inclusion, environmental and economic benefits across our community. For many of us, it is simply the easiest and most time-effective way to get from place to place.

The Walking Strategy specifically looks at pedestrians and our pedestrian network as an evolving shift towards more sustainable travel, how we can more directly facilitate the adoption of walking as a viable means of transport, and what features our streets and footpaths should have to encourage more people to walk more often. The Strategy will guide Council's actions and investment into walking over the next 10 years.


Final Strategy now available

Check out the final Darebin Walking Strategy 2018-2028 here.

This project has concluded.

  • Walking Strategy - Final

    9 months ago

    On Wednesday 7th November, Council adopted the new Walking Strategy 2018-2028.

    We'd like to thank everyone who participated in our consultation and provided feedback on the draft.

    The final version is now available through the Darebin website at: www.darebin.vic.gov.au/walking

    On Wednesday 7th November, Council adopted the new Walking Strategy 2018-2028.

    We'd like to thank everyone who participated in our consultation and provided feedback on the draft.

    The final version is now available through the Darebin website at: www.darebin.vic.gov.au/walking

  • Feedback on the draft Strategy now closed

    over 1 year ago

    Feedback on the draft Strategy has now closed - thank you to all for your contributions thus far. Over the coming weeks we will be collating the large number of surveys responses and feedback we’ve received from the community and key stakeholders, and developing the final Walking Strategy and first 5-year Action Plan.

    Stay tuned for further updates via www.yoursaydarebin.com.au/walkingstrategy.


    Feedback on the draft Strategy has now closed - thank you to all for your contributions thus far. Over the coming weeks we will be collating the large number of surveys responses and feedback we’ve received from the community and key stakeholders, and developing the final Walking Strategy and first 5-year Action Plan.

    Stay tuned for further updates via www.yoursaydarebin.com.au/walkingstrategy.


  • Kite Festival Walking Strategy Feedback

    over 1 year ago

    As part of the Darebin Kite Festival on Sunday March 25th, visitors were invited to give suggestions on how conditions for walking could be improved across our municipality. We invited the community to "vote" on the types of things that would encourage people to walk more often - the most popular elements included:

    • More trees or landscaping in our streets
    • Public art or places that are interesting to walk to / through
    • More shade or shelter
    • Car-free streets
    • Wider footpaths
    • Pram ramps / dropped kerbs at road crossings
    • More water fountains
    • Better...

    As part of the Darebin Kite Festival on Sunday March 25th, visitors were invited to give suggestions on how conditions for walking could be improved across our municipality. We invited the community to "vote" on the types of things that would encourage people to walk more often - the most popular elements included:

    • More trees or landscaping in our streets
    • Public art or places that are interesting to walk to / through
    • More shade or shelter
    • Car-free streets
    • Wider footpaths
    • Pram ramps / dropped kerbs at road crossings
    • More water fountains
    • Better maintenance of footpaths

    We'd like to thank those who took the time to have a chat and to those that have completed our on-line survey so far. Your ideas will be included in our feedback process to assist in forming the first 5-Year Action Plan.

  • Tell us what you think about our draft Walking Strategy 2018-2028

    over 1 year ago

    Tell us about your walking experiences in Darebin and your thoughts on the draft Walking Strategy and our first 5-year Action Plan.

    Tell us about your walking experiences in Darebin and your thoughts on the draft Walking Strategy and our first 5-year Action Plan.