The latest urban planning strategy for Melbourne envisages the creation of neighbourhoods that are far easier to negotiate on foot in order to foster the development of healthier communities.

Plan Melbourne, which was released by the state government toward the end of 2014, outlines an overall vision for urban growth in the Victorian capital over the next several decades until mid-century. One of the key long-term objectives of the strategic plan is the creation of more “walkable neighbourhoods” throughout…