SOUTHPORT WALKING NETWORK PLAN

A study is being undertaken of the Southport CBD to inform a Southport Walking Network Plan. The study aims to identify ways to encourage and promote walking and other active travel options for locals and visitors.

A study is being undertaken of the Southport CBD to inform a Southport Walking Network Plan. The study aims to identify ways to encourage and promote walking and other active travel options for locals and visitors.

What is a walking network plan? Walking network plans investigate new and potential pathway networks and connections in our communities, and opportunities to promote active travel – such as walking and cycling - more effectively to locals and visitors.

Why is the City prioritising improving walking networks? Walking is an attractive, affordable, and easy choice - particularly for short transport trips, tourism, recreation and improving health outcomes. Research has shown more people will walk when everyday destinations are connected by comfortable, direct, safe and accessible routes.

When we talk about walking, we also include running and moving with the help of a mobility device, such as a wheelchair, mobility cane or a walking frame. Our communities are planned to make walking enjoyable, safe and convenient – and are more welcoming, safe and comfortable for all ages and abilities when our pathways and streets are better connected.

HAVE YOUR SAY:

You are invited to take part in a survey on walking and travel throughout Southport. This data is collected to understand who in our community is likely to experience specific issues.

Through the survey, you will be given the opportunity to identify areas in Southport that you think are in need of additional road crossings, improved paths or bridges, or ideal routes that should be focussed on.

Data collected in this survey will be used to plan improvements to local walking network infrastructure. Data may also be shared with Queensland State Government for the purpose of this study, and may be used to inform broader planning, policy, or research.

The survey can be found at the following link:

https://survey.websurveycreator.com/s.aspx?s=2206ddc2-08c0-414c-801d-6b668407f572
 

Image: revised Walking Network Plan study area map for Southport

 

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