Walking Strategy

A woman walking on the footpath, pushing a pram past another woman waiting outside a cafe.

Stonnington City Council is preparing a Walking Strategy that is inclusive of all pedestrians and footpath users.

Walking is an important means of transport, with many residents choosing walking for trips to work, education, shopping and recreation.

Walking also forms a key component of other active, public transport and private vehicle journeys.

The aim of the Walking Strategy is to support and further increase walking trips and to ensure walking is accessible and inclusive to all in our community.

The strategy will look at:

  • How we can make walking more inclusive, safe, accessible and enjoyable for all in our community including those with mobility needs, those who may not currently feel safe, and the local school community.
  • Where Council should focus its attention to prioritise walking and improve conditions including widening footpaths, reducing crossing distances, addressing street clutter and improving lighting and wayfinding signage.
  • How we will manage competing demands for more space for walking and create streets which encourage people to walk.

Development of a Walking Strategy is a key action of Council’s Integrated Transport Plan and its vision for an inclusive, healthy, creative, sustainable and smart community and will also help support the continued implementation of Council’s Road Safety Strategy.

For further information, contact Transport Planning: strategicplanning@stonnington.vic.gov.au

Stonnington City Council is preparing a Walking Strategy that is inclusive of all pedestrians and footpath users.

Walking is an important means of transport, with many residents choosing walking for trips to work, education, shopping and recreation.

Walking also forms a key component of other active, public transport and private vehicle journeys.

The aim of the Walking Strategy is to support and further increase walking trips and to ensure walking is accessible and inclusive to all in our community.

The strategy will look at:

  • How we can make walking more inclusive, safe, accessible and enjoyable for all in our community including those with mobility needs, those who may not currently feel safe, and the local school community.
  • Where Council should focus its attention to prioritise walking and improve conditions including widening footpaths, reducing crossing distances, addressing street clutter and improving lighting and wayfinding signage.
  • How we will manage competing demands for more space for walking and create streets which encourage people to walk.

Development of a Walking Strategy is a key action of Council’s Integrated Transport Plan and its vision for an inclusive, healthy, creative, sustainable and smart community and will also help support the continued implementation of Council’s Road Safety Strategy.

For further information, contact Transport Planning: strategicplanning@stonnington.vic.gov.au

  • Have Your Say

    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    To help us develop our Walking Strategy, we are asking the community to share their walking experiences in Stonnington.

    Have your say, by Tuesday 6 July through:

    • Our online survey, here
      Or
    • Our interactive map here


    For further information or if you have any questions, contact Transport Planning: strategicplanning@stonnington.vic.gov.au