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NSW Walking Strategy



NSW Walking Strategy

In September 2011, the NSW Government released NSW 2021 A Plan to Make NSW Number One which includes a target to increase walking for short trips and a commitment to develop a NSW Walking Strategy. Walking programs were also reviewed as part of the Long Term Transport Masterplan for NSW.

Sydney's Walking Future, Connecting People and Places was subsequently released by Transport for NSW in December 2013.

Background Studies

For more information on Walking in NSW and background reports prepared, click on these links:

Walking for Travel and Recreation in NSW: What the Data Tells Us

A Walking Strategy for NSW - Assessing the Benefits of Walking

NSW Walking Strategy - Literature Review

NSW Walking Strategy - Stakeholder Engagement Report

Estimating the Benefits of Walking - A Cost Benefit Methodology

A proposed cost benefit methodology for estimating the financial benefits of walking was commissioned to inform development of walking related strategies. The report estimated the benefits of achieving a 5% and 10% switch to walking of vehicle trips of less than one km in length (less than a ten minute walk) in the greater Sydney Metropolitan area. Utilising the proposed methodology of factors to be considered in active travel cost benefit analyses, the authors estimated benefits of $134 million and $214 million respectively as a result of a switch to walking. The report also highlights that at present only the additional time costs of walking components within multimodal appraisals are considered and an opportunity exists to include a quantification of walking benefits across all future multimodal transport appraisals.

For useful information on walking, you can go to:

Office of Environment and Heritage: Find Walking Tracks in Parks and Reserves

Communities NSW - Sport and Recreation: Walking for Pleasure

The Sydney Green Map:

Walking, visit NSW:


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