Up an app ’em
Mosman Council in Sydney has expanded an app for residents to highlight recreation information such as oval closures, more walks and cycling routes.
“Uptake of MyMosman has exceeded expectations and, with Mosman’s renowned natural beauty, outdoor recreation is always one of our residents’ key interests so that’s been reflected in enhancements to the app,” General Manager Dominic Johnson said.
“Four new walks have been added, bringing the total number to 11, along with improvements to existing walks, new points of interest plus walking directions and, in a family-friendly inclusion, toilets are now visible on all walks maps plus the parks and reserves map.”
There has also been a key improvement to another popular feature, the app’s Report It options, which enable residents to report a variety of issues via the app including waste services, footpath issues and stormwater drains, helping to improve the Mosman area.
In this release the map for reporting locations has been improved so that it uses the phone’s native map, which will be faster, more responsive and increase mapping accuracy.
Cycling routes have been added which include a network of streets in Mosman identified by Council as being “bicycle friendly” due to being either naturally quiet or having driver-awareness measures and a greater separation from cars, such as up-hill bike lanes, green-painted mini bike lanes across intersections, bicycle symbols placed where it is safest to ride and, where possible, wide traffic lanes.
Routes include the five km-long Family Circuit, which requires on-road riding ability, and the 27km Five Bay Bash, which covers a range of terrain and conditions.