Australian children score low on mental and physical wellbeing

There is a perception that Australia is a great country for children to grow up in. While certainly, Australia has some of the best nature and weather on offer, not all children are benefitting equally from this. Unicef published a report on children’s wellbeing from rich countries. Australia scores 32 out of 38 on childContinue reading “Australian children score low on mental and physical wellbeing”

Local Government Election Survey

Local Government Elections take place on 4th December 2021. Local Government plays a crucial role to improve walkability within their local government area (LGA). WalkSydney sent a survey to all councillors in Greater Sydney about their views on walkability in their respective LGA. Councillors were encouraged to forward the survey to other candidates within theirContinue reading “Local Government Election Survey”

Welcome to our new committee for 2021

On Saturday, the 28th August we held our Annual General Meeting, and we welcome the new WalkSydney committee for the next year: Brigid Kelly – President Lena Huda  – Vice-President David Haertsch – Treasurer Regina Haertsch – Secretary Federico Marcantognini – Technologist David Martin – Committee member Barnaby Bennett  – Committee member David Levinson – CommitteeContinue reading “Welcome to our new committee for 2021”

Submission for better high streets and walkability for Bulli/Thirroul

The review of traffic in Bulli and Thirroul by TfNSW is open for feedback until July 30th. WalkSydney opposes most of the changes proposed for Bulli and Thirroul given they make walking less pleasant and less safe. The proposed changes focus on removing kerbside parking to increase the number of lanes through the high streets.Continue reading “Submission for better high streets and walkability for Bulli/Thirroul”

Resist Victim-Blaming: Focus on the Real, Underlying Problems – and Solutions

Pedestrians and cyclists run a high risk of being killed by cars. These groups are also the least likely to harm other road users.  In Australia, you can often hear people putting the responsibility of a fatal crash on the pedestrian: pedestrians that get killed by drivers are responsible for their own deaths: basically theyContinue reading “Resist Victim-Blaming: Focus on the Real, Underlying Problems – and Solutions”

WalkSydney supports Budget Submission for safe routes to school pilot

Local organisations in Wollongong have partnered to support a budget proposal for an active travel intervention. WalkSydney supports the joint submission by Healthy Cities Illawarra, Safe-Streets-to-School and 30Please for an active travel pilot. It fits well into the NSW budget framework: The NSW Outcome Budgeting is a performance management approach which starts the conversation by askingContinue reading “WalkSydney supports Budget Submission for safe routes to school pilot”