Advocacy – Street trees and healthy design: Getting people to walk more

Street trees are the underappreciated asset that can have a significant impact on the walkability of our neighbourhood, and the street experience.
The Heart Foundation puts forward the case for street trees, and the recommendations to Government.

Released – Operation Moving Traffic report

The Hon Stephen Mulligan MP has released Operation Moving Traffic report outlining the SA Government’s plan to create a more efficient and reliable road and public transport network for Greater Adelaide.

Response to SA Govt’s Operation Moving Traffic: More Pedestrians and Cyclists = Less Congestion

In July the Heart Foundation SA and Walking SA submitted the following Letter to the Editor, in response to the SA Government’s release of Operation Moving Traffic.

Research: The economic benefit of pedestrians

Walking is an activity that not only benefits health, but has been shown to provide gains in relation to economic vitality for walkable neighbourhoods. In 2011 the Heart Foundation’s discussion…

What do cyclists want? Cycling surveys 2011-2014

The Heart Foundation and The Cycling Promotion Fund have co-produced annual surveys of Australians since 2011. Financial incentives to ride to work survey 2014 In September 2014, the National Heart…

Heart Foundation National Campaign – Move more, sit less

Physical inactivity is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and acknowledged by the World Health Organization as one of four leading priorities for the prevention and control of chronic disease. Physical…

We are all transformers: the government’s response to the Expert Panel on Planning Reform recommendations

25th March – The government released its response to the Expert Panel’s final report, which includes a summary of the government’s response to each of the recommendations and outlines a…

40 km/h good for walking and cycling

New article from Bicycle SA – Traffic Calming – Why it’s good for everyone Related posts Heart Foundation’s submission to the Citizen’s Jury Why reducing speed will promote walking and cycling

The Heart Foundation calls for a comprehensive, national physical activity strategy

Australia needs a national physical activity strategy to help people move more and sit less. The evidence is compelling. Physical inactivity is a major health problem in its own right….

Leading health groups call for Federal Govt to tackle obesity

New poll reveals widespread unease about unhealthy diets. More than 80 per cent of Australians say unhealthy eating habits are a major problem for children. More than three quarters fear…