Walkable Brisbane strategy

Living in a walkable city can have a direct impact on the quality of our lives. Many people walk specifically for recreation or exercise, but don’t often recognise that walking is also part of their journey when they catch the bus, drive to the shops or go to special events.

By creating well-designed, walkable neighbourhoods that connect a diverse mix of amenities and provide access to quality public transport, services and green spaces, Council can create a healthier, more vibrant and more sustainable Brisbane.

Walkable Brisbane is a key initiative of the Transport Plan for Brisbane - Implementation Plan 2018 and focuses on opportunities for Brisbane to be a city where more people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds can choose to walk more often and where that choice results in a safe, comfortable and enjoyable experience.

    About the strategy

    The draft Walkable Brisbane strategy outlines Council’s directions to achieve our vision for Brisbane to be one of the world’s most walkable cities.

    The strategy is underpinned by six strategic principles and outcomes, each with a range of directions for Council to pursue:



    Walking is a viable option for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.



    Streets and public spaces meet the needs of the people walking in them.



    Walking is a safe travel option at all times of day and night.


    Comfortable and enjoyable

    Walking in Brisbane is a pleasant and appealing experience.


    Connected and legible

    Brisbane’s network of pathways and public spaces is easily navigated and connects residents and visitors to where they want to go.



    Enhanced data collection and analysis will improve pedestrian planning and ensure that investment in walking programs and infrastructure is most effectively targeted.

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    Creating a walkable Brisbane

    Council already delivers a range of projects and initiatives to help create a more walkable Brisbane and capitalise on our subtropical climate and enviable lifestyle.

    Learn how Council is creating a walkable Brisbane. 

    More information

    If you would like to find out more about the community consultation for the draft Walkable Brisbane strategy, you can:

    • phone Council on 07 3403 8888
    • write to:
      Transport Plan for Brisbane
      Brisbane City Council
      GPO Box 1434
      Brisbane Qld 4001.
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