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Walking Action exchange 3 Sept 09 1.4 Web Version

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  • 1. Walking exchange 3 Sept 2009
    • Provide an opportunity for Walking Action Groups (WAG) and people interested in walking for transport to meet, discuss ideas and what works and learn about Victoria Walks.
  • 2. What we will cover
    • Victoria Walks about & news
    • WAGs – what/why/how
    • WAGs on Victoria Walks website
    • Walking audits
    • Example action (EIWAG)
    • Working with your council
    • Future exchanges
  • 3. Victoria Walks Inc.
    • A independent walking-for-transport health promotion body funded and supported by VicHealth.
  • 4. Context
    • People are more likely to walk in safe, attractive and vibrant communities.
    • Congestion, transport and liveability are ‘hot’ issues.
    • Many local car trips could be walked.
    • Health, social, economic & environmental benefits to walking.
  • 5. Vision and Mission
    • Our vision is for vibrant, supportive and strong neighbourhoods and communities where people can and do choose to walk wherever possible.
    • Our mission is to promote the health of all Victorians by increasing the number of people who walk as a means of transport.
  • 6. Victoria Walks’ Activities
    • Leadership submissions, resource provision, policy, research, forums & social marketing.
    • Support local action to change neighbourhoods into walk friendly environments.
    • Media comment and publicity to increase awareness of the health, environmental, social, and economic benefits of walking for transport.
    • Promote walking for transport by conducting campaigns, events and promotions.
  • 7. Victoria Walks website
    • Walking Action Groups
    • Connecting communities
    • Register users
    • Victoria Walks activities
  • 8. Walking Action Groups
    • What is a WAG
    • Why start a WAG
    • WAG structure – informal/ formal
    • Single/multiple issues
  • 9. Walking Audits
    • What – survey the walking environment
    • Why – structured way to identify issues
    • How – online and print
    • Who – walk with others
    • Afterwards – write up, prioritise, further help, advocate?
  • 10. East Ivanhoe Walking Action Group – Paul Rumpf
    • Background Issue ( the roundabout )
    • Roundabout safety rally
    • Engagement of the relevant authorities
    • What worked/hasn’t worked
    • Outcomes and where to now?
  • 11. Working with councils
    • Tips and ideas
    • by
    • Ben Grounds
    • City of Darebin
  • 12. How to work with Councils
    • Walking responsibility
    • Strategies and guidelines
    • Use customer service
    • Individual officers?
    • Patience
    • Councillors
  • 13. Plans, Strategies, and Policies
    • Council Plan
    • Municipal Health Plan
    • Climate Change Action Plan
    • Transport Strategy
    • Walking Strategy
    • Safe Travel Strategy
    • Crossover Policy
    • Goods on Footpaths Policy
  • 14. Councils and WAGs
    • Local knowledge
    • Positive voice for walking
    • Consultation
    • Organised approach
  • 15. Google My Maps
    • My Maps for walking audits and advocacy
    • My Maps for walking to local destinations
    • My Maps Paul’s map
    • My Maps workshop/tutorial?
  • 16. Workplace WAGs
    • Why walking works
    • Walking meetings
    • Walking to and from work
    • Workplace WAG’S
    • Workplace walking audit
  • 17. Where to from here?
    • How often to meet?
    • Tailored workshops
    • Webinars
    • Using the discussion board
    • Promotional materials