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, 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:

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 the health and wellbeing benefits, these improvements will help encourage visitors and residents to reduce travel by car.

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.

Green bridges

By building five 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.

Street trees

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.

Last updated:6 March 2020
Topics: walking