Welcome to the home of WalkSydney, a group of people aiming to improve walking from Wollongong to Newcastle and from the Pacific to the Blue Mountains.
We formed WalkSydney because we think the environment for walking in New South Wales can be better. The issues we care about range from the operational: changing the signal from mostly saying “Don’t Walk” to mostly saying “Walk”, to the strategic: building infrastructure with a walking-first mindset, and everything in between.
The means we will use vary from this blog, to our social media (including Twitter and Instagram and Facebook), to testifying at public hearing and writing formal responses, to anything else that can create positive change — making walking, the first and best mode of transport, safer and more common.
We don’t need to reinvent the foot.
The great thing about walking is that it is done everywhere around the world, so we will find the best ideas and designs from across the globe and show what can be applied here. We have both complaints and solutions.
While the conditions are less than they might be, there is good news, it’s easy to make it better.
How you can help.
- Walk – Use the streets, footpaths, and crosswalks like you own the place. Assert your rights to the street.
- Balk – Don’t accept conditions as they are, imagine how they should be, and work toward that.
- Talk – Get in touch, (join the mailing list, follow us on social media), write for this blog, write your representatives, complain to government, testify, call, lead.
Thanks for joining us.
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton