Jane’s Walks are free, citizen-led walking tours where locals get together to explore and talk about their neighbourhoods and they celebrate the approach of Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) who was an urbanist and activist whose writings championed a fresh, community-based approach to city building.

The walking tours are part of the annual Jane’s Walk movement of free citizen-led walking tours. In 2016, Jane’s Walks took place across 6 continents, 36 countries, 210 cities, in the form of over 1000 walks. This year the walks will be happening from the Friday 5th to Sunday 7th May in New York, Toronto, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Rio, Mumbai, Perth and Freo!

Fremantle – Peter Newman (May 7 9:30am – Meet front of Bathers Beach Cafe)

Delve into the great activist stories that have shaped Freo’s culture, buildings, public spaces and strong stance for people over cars. Join Peter Newman for a free Sunday morning stroll where we’ll learn more about the community that makes Freo such a special place! You’ll be encouraged to add your stories and observations of life as a resident, worker or visitor as we reflect on life in our progressive patch, and how the active community here inspires other parts of Perth.

South Fremantle – David Snyder (May 13 10:00am – Meet front of Galati & Sons)

Take some time out to discover the local stories of South Freo! Meet at Galati & Sons and learn about the cultural history of Wray Ave. Share your local experiences and hear about the hidden stories in our neighbourhood. We will complete our free walking tour with some wise words about our exciting South Freo from the legends behind ‘The Local Hotel’.


There are others in South Perth, Inglewood, West Leederville and Beechboro too.

Websites – www.facebook.com/janeswalkperth or www.janeswalk.org/australia/perth



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  1. Jeff Atkinson says:


    I am trying to contact David Snyder who ran a couple of the Jane’s Walks in Freo.
    I have a student at TAFE that would like to contact the guy who gave the talk about the Woolstores and the history of skateboarding there.

    Cheers, Jeff Atkinson

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