Long term walking and cycling strategy gets the go ahead

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Long term walking and cycling strategy gets the go ahead


Council recently adopted the 2010–2020 Walking and Cycling Strategy.

This long term plan will guide Council’s role in supporting walking and cycling across the Shire.

Connected walking tracks and cycle paths have been highlighted as a way to encourage people to be active and enjoy the natural environment.

The strategy aims to increase walking and cycling opportunities, improve the safety of current paths and tracks, improve connectivity between activity areas, guide behavioural change and increase accessibility for all.

“A greater understanding of access and transportation issues will assist us to make the correct infrastructure decisions that will meet community needs into the future,” said Mayor Philip Schier.

“We all walk or cycle at some point, so this is really a plan that will benefit all community members in some way, while reducing our collective carbon emissions.”

To view the 2010–2020 Walking and Cycling Strategy, visit the Key Publications section of Council’s website at www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au