Creating a Walkable Brisbane
Brisbane is a great place to live, work, visit and relax, valued for its friendly and optimistic character and enjoyable lifestyle. The subtropical climate and our active lifestyle positions Brisbane with the opportunity to be one of the world's most walkable cities.
In 2018, Brisbane City Council developed the Transport Plan for Brisbane to guide the evolution of Brisbane's transport network over the next 25 years and beyond. The plan provides a framework to ensure our city stays connected, liveable and prosperous in the future.
Walkable Brisbane was highlighted in the plan as a key initiative for enhancing liveability in Brisbane. Improving walkability in Brisbane includes:
- creation of green bridges for improved pedestrian access
- planting street trees to enhance public spaces
- creating new walking trails to explore our beautiful city.
Walking provides direct health and wellbeing benefits and can help reduce obesity levels in our community. By addressing barriers and improving pedestrian access, connectivity, capacity and amenity, we can support walking as a viable travel choice for commuting, business, accessing services and recreation. In addition to health and wellbeing benefits, these improvements will help encourage visitors and residents to reduce travel by car.
Walkable Brisbane strategy
Community consultation on the draft Walkable Brisbane strategy has recently closed. Council is currently reviewing your feedback, which will be used to finalise this strategy. The Walkable Brisbane strategy aims to guide planning, projects and programs over the next decade to support Council making Brisbane one of the world’s most walkable cities.
Learn more about the Walkable Brisbane strategy.
Find out how we're making Brisbane more walkable
Transport Plan for Brisbane
Having a connected, flexible and sustainable transport network is vital to our city. Find out how the plan will guide our city's transport future.
By building new green bridges across Brisbane, we're getting more cars off the road and giving you more choice when it comes to travel.
Move Safe Brisbane
Council's Move Safe Brisbane program is committed to delivering safe and accessible active transport options throughout Brisbane for all members of the community.
Active School Travel
Council's Active School Travel (AST) program encourages students, parents, carers and teachers to leave the car at home and actively travel to school.
Did you know Council's street trees provide a range of benefits including maintaining cooler, green pathways and improving air quality?
Village Precinct Projects
Council is creating a city of neigbourhoods, ensuring our suburban villages are liveable places with vibrant neighbourhood centres for the local community and visitors to enjoy.
Walking in Brisbane
Get active and explore our beautiful city with one of the many bushland reserve tracks, walking trails, public art trails and guided walks available across Brisbane.
Current bikeway and pathway projects
Brisbane's network of pathways improves access to local destinations and the Brisbane Central Business District, enhance Brisbane's environment, keep our community active and healthy, and minimise traffic congestion.