Friday, March 1, 2024

Baw Baw pedals cycling safety study

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Baw Baw Shire Council has launched a study aimed at enhancing safety and connectivity for cyclists and pedestrians in Yarragon and Trafalgar.

Funded by a grant from the Transport Accident Commission (TAC), Council says the Yarragon and Trafalgar Pedestrian and Cycling Safety Study will help it to gain a better understanding of how the community uses existing paths and trails, and where opportunities for improvement may exist.  

In developing the Study, Council is asking community members to share their experiences of using the footpaths and walking and cycling tracks throughout the two townships. 

“Community consultation is the most important stage of this study,” says Mayor, Annemarie McCabe.

“It will be the valuable input we receive directly from people who live with and use the paths that will give us the best understanding of what’s working, what’s not, and point us to any shortfalls or areas that need to be improved.”

Residents can take part in the study by visiting www.bawbawconnect.com.au, completing a brief survey and submitting ideas and suggestions using an interactive map of the current networks in Yarragon and Trafalgar. 

The feedback will help inform recommendations to Council and contribute to an overall improved user experience for pedestrians and cyclists, the Mayor said.

Community consultation opportunity is open until midnight on Sunday 29 October.  

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