Experts are flocking to Sydney for a three day event to share ideas and encourage the development of more clean, green walk and cycle ways across metropolitan cities, with the New South Wales capital playing host.
Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the global status of Sydney makes it perfect for these types of infrastructure developments, with 90 per cent of trips being made in the heart of the city being made on foot. These developments could be great news for residents of property in Carlton, who are interested in a more active lifestyle – with these upgrades providing spaces to walk and cycle to an from work on the daily.
"The City is helping to encourage more people to walk more often by investing millions of dollars in developing a liveable green network of streets, paths and other infrastructure," said Mayor Moore in a June 30 statement.
"Our world-famous harbour, landmark tourist attractions and great climate encourage Sydneysiders and visitors to get out in the fresh air and walk, whether they're working, relaxing, shopping or exploring."
The Sydney Walk21 Conference will be held in October, with Sydney being the 15th location to host the conference since it began back in 2000.