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Riding a bike is good for health, the planet and connecting people to places for work and play. Despite this, bike riding participation in Victoria is low.
We want to see a future that is vibrant, active and connected. Where everyone can easily get around and leave the car at home.
The Walking School Bus Program (now Walk to School) is a past VicHealth initiative that gave communities a way to get children walking to/from school again.
By Jerril Rechter, VicHealth CEO
Victoria Walks highlights focus on pedestrians during UN Global Road Safety Week.
Victoria Walks has released its Plan for a Walkable Melbourne which calls for walkability to be at the heart of the new Metropolitan Planning Strategy due for release in June.
Nicole Livingston OAM, discusses how to form a Walking Action Group and other things that can make neighbourhoods better for walking.
On his recent trip to Australia VicHealth interviewed 8-80 cities Executive Director Gil Peñalosa about ways we can use public spaces to encourage people to be more active.
Walk-to-School Day is on again throughout Victoria and schools around the state are supporting the initiative by encouraging students to walk to and from school.
Despite clear evidence of the fundamental health benefits to children who undertake regular physical activity, research has found a dramatic decline in children walking to school on their own.
Knox residents are putting their best foot forward by joining a number of new walking groups which are cranking up the kilometres across the City.
The Bourke Street stairs at Southern Cross Station have been transofrmed into a scenic garden to motivate commuters to ditch the escalator and take the stairs this winter.