VicHealth funds Victoria Walks because walking is a great way of increasing physical activity and combating obesity, traffic congestion, pollution and a host of preventable diseases.
Victoria Walks seeks to get more Victorians walking every day, by creating more walkable environments.
Victoria Walks focuses on developing strong, vibrant and supporting neighbourhoods where people can – and do – choose to walk wherever possible. This is done through a range of events, such as ‘Walk the block’, ‘Step up at work’ and ‘Victoria Walks to School’.
Victoria Walks also provides resources and support to communities to make their neighbourhoods more connected and walking friendly.