Sunday, June 23, 2024

Strategy funded for vulnerable road users in Koroit, Mortlake

Moyne Shire Council has been awarded $30,000 in funding from the TAC Local Government Grant program to implement a Vulnerable Road Users Safety Implementation Strategy.

The aim of the strategy is to identify and propose treatments for key pedestrian and cyclist routes in Koroit and Mortlake.

Additionally, cycle training circuits in the Port Fairy/Koroit and Warrnambool/Wangoom areas will be identified, with possible treatments and safety improvements to be recommended.

Mayor, Ian Smith said the strategy can draw on learnings from the roll out of the successful Port Fairy Bicycle Implementation Strategy.

“Having a safe and connected walking and cycling network is one of the keys to making Koroit and Mortlake desirable locations for existing and future residents,” said Mayor Smith.

“We know that walking and cycling provide health, social, environmental and economic benefits for individuals and communities,” he said.

“We want to create cycling networks that cater to a range of cyclists with varying levels of abilities and confidence, from beginners right through to advanced riders.”

Meetings with key community stakeholders will be announced in the coming months, to invite contributions from local walkers and cyclists.

The Council will match the funding from the TAC, with implementation of the strategy anticipated from the 2025/2026 budget onwards.

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