Queensland Walks Top 5 during COVID-19

Top 5 best walks during COVID-19 by #qldwalks #wewalkqld

  1. #walkfromhome Discover your local street, your neighbourhood, take your best friend. Discover your local park: how many steps, minutes and metres is it from your home. Support your local businesses. Buy local.                            Don’t forget to #snapsendsolve if you see a footpath needing work
     

  2. #doyourblock Seen a great image, location, or get to know every street in your twon or your suburb?                          Here is a great story on two friends walking the streets of West End
     

  3. #everystepcounts Join Queenslanders aiming to achieve the ‘Billion Steps Challenge to Boost your healthy
     

  4. #walkswithin50ks Visit Moreton Bay have just released a fantastic tool of parks to walk within 50km of your postcode, or search top 5 walk near me, you will be amazed by local bushwalks you never knew existed
     

  5. #walkandtalk Catch up with a friend or family member that is isolated. Find the rainbow chalk and street messages scattered about during COVID-19. Take your kids and your chalk and draw as you go. There are some wonderful positive messages on the footpaths. Go on a Teddy Bear hunt in your local neighbourhood – you’ll be surprised how many teddybears there are in windows, trees and even some changing costumes every day.

Top 5 worst walks (before, during and after COVID-19)

Some of the top 5 worst walks have been improved during COVID-19 due to reduced traffic which can make it safer for walkers. There are however, many things that make a walk dangerous, or less-walkable:

  1. Broken, missing footpaths (don’t forget to #SnapSendSolve maintenance issues or contact your local council)
     

  2. Footpaths that don’t incorporate green space like parks, trees, native vegetation and shading
     

  3. Road spaces that don’t provide safe ways to cross
     

  4. No kerb ramps to get your pram or wheelchair on or off the path
     

  5. Narrow footpaths that can’t accommodate social distancing or the shared path space.

Key concepts
 

  • Walking is the cheapest and most sustainable way to move and you don’t need a home gym or pay for membership
     

  • Queenslanders have rediscovered their love for walking during COVID-19. Seize the day! Stay walking
     

  • 20-minute neighbourhoods are about designing a town or suburb that provides most things you need within 20 minutes: shops, schools, transport, parks and community centres
     

  • Walk score rates the walkability of your suburb. 
     

  • To know how far you can travel that’s within 50km* from your house map developers have created a great tool: online
     

  • See Queensland Walks' letter to Mayors and Councillors. 

*Always check the latest COVID-19 safe information. 

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