Links to a few walking websites.
Walking is the oldest, most humane and most democratic form of transportation and is an activity that is encouraged as a way of improving physical and mental health yet few people in Australia walk more than three kilometers per day. We are habituated to privilege the car consequently walking is often difficult, unsafe and distinctly unpleasant because of the pollution, constant noise and threats posed by motorized traffic. I know from my experiences of walking and driving that the former offers very different and experiential forms of freedom, independence and interaction with the world than is possible when confined to the interior of an automobile. It is my hope that my walks, pictures and musings might inspire others to walk more and demand more walkability in our cities, suburbs and regional areas.
Walking and Art
Body and mind, territory and community: walking is a very powerful tool of interaction that crosses cultures, human communities, geographical and human space, creativity and thought. A powerful tool that has brought together artists, geographers, anthropologists, researchers, historians, editors and creativepeople in an attempt to understand contemporary realities by walking and in a transversal way.
The website walk · listen · create is the home of walking artists as well as Sound Walk September.
walk · listen · create operates on a plain that is bounded by sound, or audio, place, or location, and technology. Technology is not just mobile phones or computers, it’s also pen & paper, rocks, and anything that can be used as a tool.
WalkingLab...archives the networked activities generated through the grant, hosts a series of online residencies and blogs on the theme of walking, commissions a series of artists’ projects that interrogate what it means to move, and acts as a hub that connects researchers, educators, and the public through additional resources and pedagogical tools.
Listen to artists, specialists and walkers talking about how walking inspires their work and shapes our world.
Activism, art, gossip, interviews and news from the world of walking.
Walk21: Walk21 is the international charity dedicated to supporting and promoting more walking to help make walking an enjoyable part of daily transport, recreation and health through effective policies, programmes and planning all over the world.
Our first walking strategy will see Sydney become a more accessible, attractive and safer city to explore on foot. The walking strategy and action plan prioritises key actions to support people of all ages to walk more, while boosting the local economy and the health of Sydneysiders. It is designed to make walking quicker, more convenient, inviting and easy.
Australian Walking and Cycling Conference: The simple acts of walking and cycling have the potential to transform the places we live, our economies and how we engage with our environment. The Australian Walking and Cycling conference explores the potential for walking and cycling to not only provide for transport and recreation but solutions to challenges of liveability, health, community building, economic development and sustainability.
America Walks: America Walks is committed to mobilising individuals, organisations and businesses to increase walking and walkability in America. Walkable communities help to promote physically, mentally and economically healthy neighbourhoods, with studies consistently finding benefits to increasing walkability in all types and sizes of cities.