On this page is advocacy information and resources to improve how easy it is to walk around your town (walkability).
Advocacy usually involves a campaign or actions about an issue that needs changing. Successful advocacy needs to be:
- Informed by evidence
- Realistic and targeted
- Important to the community
- Coordinated with clear messages
When it comes to walking advocacy, the Communities for Walkability town reports are a good place to start. These provide a walkability audit for each town and recommend local priorities and solutions to improve walking in these towns.
These reports also summarise national and international evidence about the importance of physical activity and walking for health for you to use in your advocacy work.
Here are some other resources to help advocate for better paths, facilities and public spaces and programs to improve walking and moving in your community:
Watch these videos for advice:
Community Champion Nubeena and White Beach and local councillor
Senior Research Fellow, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania