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Protected walking and cycling network

For many years the City of Greater Bendigo has been strategically planning, developing and delivering a network of interconnected, safe, shared walking and cycling pathways to help people move confidently and safely around Greater Bendigo.

What are we working towards?

The City is working to create a fully connected protected walking and cycling network that enables walkers and bike riders to get where they need to go in their every-day lives like school, work, shops, community facilities or simply to visit friends and family. 

The City is aiming for 90% of houses within urban Bendigo to be within 500 metres of the network upon completion.  

The proposed Protected Walking and Cycling Network will require a significant investment from the City and other funding partners including  the Victorian and Australian Governments to deliver.

Work on completing the proposed Protected Walking and Cycling Network will be two-fold and will involve the City building new sections of paths that allow priority for pedestrians and bike riders, while at the same time we continue to improve our existing network, especially at road crossings that make it difficult for people to walk or ride across.

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How are projects selected?

To prioritise how we invest in the network we consider three key factors: 

Equity - This looks at the self-reported health benefits and prioritises those areas with poorer health outcomes. 

Connections - This looks at  how many key sites the path will connect (schools, places of employment, community facilities, etc.) with increased priority given to where schools are connected. 

Catchment - This considers how many potential pedestrians and bike riders will use the proposed paths/connections. 

 

What projects are a priority?

The City has identified the following future priority projects:

•    The Bendigo Low Line 
•    Mundy Street 
•    Ironbark Gully 
•    Design of Eaglehawk to Long Gully link 
•    Edwards Road