World walking leaders in-step for Walk21
Lord Mayor Clover Moore joined the NSW Minister for Transport, Gladys Berejiklian, to officially welcome delegates to Walk 21, the leading international conference on walking that is co-sponsored by the City of Sydney and the State Government.
Hundreds of delegates from the US, Asia, the UK, Canada and New Zealand joined leading local authorities for inspiring conversations that benefited all cities represented.
The Lord Mayor said it was a wonderful opportunity to be inspired by what other cities are doing to improve the health, liveability and walkability of cities. Walk 21 was also a chance to share the work Sydney is doing to create a better city for walking.
More than 90 per cent of trips within our city centre are made on foot every day.
Our world-famous harbour, landmark tourist attractions and great climate encourage Sydneysiders and visitors to get out in the fresh air and walk, whether they’re working, relaxing, shopping or exploring.
The City is investing $50 million to improve the appearance and safety of the most popular walking routes in central Sydney with upgraded footpaths and improved lighting. A further $8 million is being invested in a new comprehensive wayfinding network that will clearly direct people to landmarks and other places of interest.
We have also created our first walking strategy to help make Sydney more accessible.
Walk21 Sydney 2014
Last updated: Thursday, 23 October 2014