Invitation to Participate in Bayside Pedestrian Mapping

21 May 2014

Bayside City Council is seeking input from the community to identify where pedestrian improvement measures are required.

Mayor Cr Laurence Evans explained that community feedback will help to identify those issues that can sometimes discourage people from considering walking as a convenient transport option.

“Residents and visitors are encouraged to take part in the pedestrian mapping exercise because community feedback will assist Council with the development of its new Walking Strategy,” he said.

 “Being able to create an environment conducive to walking and addressing issues that will improve pedestrian safety and accessibility is important to Council.

“Walking more often to access local goods and services is not only sustainable, but is also a great way to become healthier and active.”

The interactive map is an online tool that can be accessed via the Council website bayside.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay

People will be able to provide information such as:

• Locations where it can be difficult to cross roads;
• Identifying pedestrian operated signals with an insufficient green man time;
• Footpath maintenance issues; and
• Locations that would benefit from more seating.
 
The interactive mapping tool will be online from Monday 26 May and will close on Wednesday 18 June 2014.

For further information regarding the interactive pedestrian mapping exercise, residents should contact Bayside City Council on 9599 4444 or email scarson@bayside.vic.gov.au


Page last updated: 23 May 2014