Walking strategy

Our first walking strategy and action plan aims to make Sydney a more accessible, attractive and safer city to explore on foot.

Find out more about the strategy and action plan.

Let's walk, Sydney!

Walking's an ideal way to get around and explore our wonderful city.

From the dazzling harbourside through to hidden laneway gems, the bustling city centre to the more relaxed village streets, you'll experience Sydney like a local when you walk.

Walking benefits everyone in the community. It reduces traffic and public transport congestion, and creates a healthier lifestyle for all.

To get more people walking, the City wants to make it a more pleasurable and practical way of getting around. 

Some of our ongoing projects include:

  • creating an additional 5km of pedestrianised streets and laneways
  • widening and upgrading existing footpaths
  • offering more seats and water bubblers across central Sydney
  • installing consistent and user-friendly signs
  • hosting more special events that get people walking.

With the local population set to grow to around 273,500 by 2031, there's an even greater need for a safe, connected and interesting walking network through the streets of Sydney.

Find out below how you can enjoy Sydney more by walking.

Sydney walks

We have put together information about self-guided walks, walks with nature and walks for special causes across the City's local area and surrounds.

People walking in front of Circular Quay
SWEAT walking group members on the Walking on Water walking tour

Walking groups

Join a local walking group to discover more about Sydney and meet new people all while keeping fit and healthy.

Give yourself a lift

There are 5 good reasons why walking works from increasing your fitness and improving your health to being another good way just to get around town.

Three people walking at foot level
People crossing a busy intersection

Sydney walkers

From all walks of life, come and meet some of our local people that walk the streets every day who share why they love walking in Sydney.

Share your journey with #sydneywalks or #sydneyrides


Last updated: Friday, 18 September 2015