Have your say on walking and cycling
The City of Greater Bendigo is calling on the community to put forward their thoughts on how to make walking and cycling easier in Greater Bendigo.
City of Greater Bendigo Active and Healthy Lifestyles Manager Lincoln Fitzgerald said the City is developing a new Walking and Cycling Strategy and residents can begin sharing their thoughts by recording any issues or ideas via an online map or by filling out an online survey.
“The City is also holding a series of listening posts across Greater Bendigo in July and August including a number of on trail engagements where residents will be offered a free coffee for their thoughts,” Mr Fitzgerald said.
“The first listening post will take place between 10am and 12noon this Sunday July 8 at Cooinda Park on the Bendigo Creek Trail. For a complete list of dates, times and locations of all listening posts please visit www.bendigo.vic.gov.au/walkcyclegb
There is more than 700 kilometres of foot paths and 165 kilometres of trails across Greater Bendigo making walking and cycling some of the most popular ways for residents to enjoy physical activity.
“Residents have been telling the City that they want to walk and cycle more often. As part of the preparation of the new strategy the City is keen to find out what prevents them from walking and cycling more often and what they think will be their needs for the future.
“We are calling on people who ride or might want to ride but don’t currently, walkers and people who use a variety of modes of independent mobility such as wheelchairs, scooters and mobility aids to get involved so that we can make walking and cycling easier, more accessible and inclusive in the future.
“The City wants to understand the issues, challenges, needs, aspirations and priorities of residents for walking and cycling across the municipality and all the feedback we receive will be used to inform the new Walking and Cycling Strategy, which will be used to guide future decisions on walking and cycling within Greater Bendigo.”
Residents can have their say on the Walking and Cycling Strategy:
- Via the Walk, Cycle Greater Bendigo – Crowdspot Interactive Map at walkcyclegb.crowdspot.com.au which allows them to place points on a map for their walking and cycling issues, ideas and the things they would like to see more of.
- By completing an online survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/walkcyclegreaterbendigo
- By written submission before Tuesday August 28 via email to [email protected] or PO Box 733 Bendigo 3552.