Position Statements by Walking SA

Walking SA’s vision is to see more people walking more often.

Below view our Position Statements on a range of issues affecting people walking for recreation, health, or transport.

We also regularly advocate for walking, and you can view some of these on the Our Work page.

  • Walking SA accepts the invitation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart and supports the Yes vote.

    The Walking SA Board publicly declare our support for the constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and for a Voice that will provide a mechanism for First Nations peoples to actively participate and advise on policies and laws which affect them.

    • The Green Man: Improving pedestrian signal phasing at intersections and other signalised crossing points

      Walking SA calls for the development of state-wide pedestrian traffic signal guidelines.
      Walking SA calls for councils to review pedestrian signal phasing at intersections and crossing points in busy pedestrian areas, in order to reduce pedestrian wait times.

    • Enable and encourage children to walk and cycle safely to school

      Walking SA encourages the government to develop an integrated active travel strategy that includes boosting of funds for implementing the Way2Go program in every school in SA.

    • Quality footpaths: Pedestrian infrastructure that encourages people to walk

      We need a pedestrian environment that encourages and not discourages people to walk to local destinations. Footpaths are fundamental to people’s ability to walk about in urban areas including to and from public transport. The quality of the pedestrian environment indicates much we value walking in our society. Indeed, it is a key marker on how civilized and sophisticated a society is.

    For more information contact:

    Sharon Kelsey, Executive Director
    Walking SA