RAC has launched its first ever community survey exploring what it’s like to be a pedestrian in Western Australia.

Most of us travel every day for one reason or another and whatever means we use to get around, for many of us, our trips will start and end with walking.

When walking along streets in our local area or near where we work for example, the availability and quality of infrastructure and the design of an area can influence how safe, comfortable and convenient it is for us to walk.

Walking can provide many benefits, including helping to improve our personal health and wellbeing and reduce our travel costs. It can also help to tackle Perth’s growing traffic congestion and reduce emissions.

With this in mind, it’s important that the needs and expectations of pedestrians are not overlooked.  The results of the survey will help inform RAC’s advocacy work to ensure Western Australians can move around their towns and cities in a safe, easy and sustainable way.

The Survey coincides with the launch of Walk Over October, a state wide campaign in its 14th year, run by the Heart Foundation and aimed at raising awareness of the heath, transport, recreational and environmental benefits of regular walking.

Walk Over October is supported with funding from the RAC Community Sponsorship Program, our mobility focused funding program that has supported 171 community initiatives to the value of $1,177,000 since it was established in 2011.

Share your views and experiences of walking in WA:

Help us uncover the issues facing pedestrians in WA – tell us how “walkable” your local area is and share your experiences of walking along streets and through places in WA.  What would improve your walking experience?

Complete the RAC walking survey here.