Walking  exchange  3 Sept 2009 <ul><li>Provide an opportunity for Walking Action Groups (WAG) and people interested in wal...
What we will cover <ul><li>Victoria Walks about & news  </li></ul><ul><li>WAGs – what/why/how </li></ul><ul><li>WAGs on Vi...
Victoria Walks Inc. <ul><li>A independent walking-for-transport health promotion body funded and supported by VicHealth. <...
Context  <ul><li>People are more likely to walk in safe, attractive and vibrant communities. </li></ul><ul><li>Congestion,...
Vision and Mission <ul><li>Our  vision  is for vibrant, supportive and strong neighbourhoods and communities where people ...
Victoria Walks’ Activities   <ul><li>Leadership  submissions, resource provision, policy, research, forums & social market...
Victoria Walks website <ul><li>Walking Action Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting communities  </li></ul><ul><li>Register ...
Walking Action Groups <ul><li>What is a WAG </li></ul><ul><li>Why start a WAG </li></ul><ul><li>WAG structure  –  informal...
Walking Audits <ul><li>What –  survey the walking environment  </li></ul><ul><li>Why –  structured way to  identify issues...
East Ivanhoe Walking Action Group – Paul Rumpf <ul><li>Background Issue ( the roundabout ) </li></ul><ul><li>Roundabout sa...
Working with councils <ul><li>Tips and ideas  </li></ul><ul><li>by </li></ul><ul><li>Ben Grounds  </li></ul><ul><li>City o...
How to work with Councils <ul><li>Walking responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies and guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Use...
Plans, Strategies, and Policies <ul><li>Council Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Municipal Health Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Climate Cha...
Councils and WAGs <ul><li>Local knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Positive voice for walking </li></ul><ul><li>Consultation </li...
Google My Maps <ul><li>My Maps  for walking audits and advocacy </li></ul><ul><li>My Maps  for walking to local destinatio...
Workplace WAGs <ul><li>Why walking works </li></ul><ul><li>Walking meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Walking to and from work </l...
Where to from here? <ul><li>How often to meet? </li></ul><ul><li>Tailored workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Webinars </li></ul><...
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Walking Action exchange 3 Sept 09 1.4 Web Version

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