A big year for walking
It's been a very big year for walking and cities - its probably too close to have any decent perspective on what it all means in the long-term. But WalkSydney has had some key accomplishments this year.
Critically, we've firmly established WalkSydney as the peak walking advocacy group in Sydney. We are a member of Cycling and Walking Australian New Zealand (CWANZ), and now part of the International Federation of Pedestrians (IFP).
Also, on the 18th of November, Independent member of the NSW State Parliament Alex Greenwich tabled a Community Recognition Statement in the parliament that congratulated WalkSydney and acknowledged our role as the peak advocacy group for walking and as a member of the International Federations of Pedestrians.
Recent events and achievements.
WalkSydney got a mention in the SMH defending the rights of people to cross new public transport space at Redfern Station without having to tap on and off.
Our submission to the NSW Government about the airport Gateway Project was part of a broader and successful community effort to make sure pedestrian and cycle connections were improved and not reduced by the big new road to the airport.
We spoke at a rally to support the protection, restoration and re-opening of the Glebe Island Bridge as part of new pedestrian and cycle routes. As the City of Sydney is supporting here.
You can Join WalkSydney and get involved with activities and ideas to make Sydney safe and pleasant for pedestrians. We advocate for improving the walkability of our city. People-friendly streets are the foundation of healthy, inclusive, connected, and sustainable communities.
Help make walking in Sydney better.