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Community feedback is being sought by the council on pedestrian and cyclist safety in CBD areas of Warragul and Drouin

Council is seeking community input about pedestrian and cyclist safety concerns on roads within the CBD areas of Warragul and Drouin.

By news@gippsland - 7th April 2022 - Back to News

Having successfully secured a grant from the Transport Accident Commission, Baw Baw Shire Council has appointed HDS Australia to investigate the active transport concerns of pedestrians and cyclists including high traffic volume, limited sightlines, and limited pedestrian safety refugees within the two growing towns. To gain accurate insights, HDS Australia will communicate directly with local walking and cycling groups to gather their feedback, as well as undertaking on-the-ground investigations into identified problem areas.

Council is looking forward that the community will take the opportunity to be involved and be part of shaping Baw Baw

Council is looking forward that the community will take the opportunity to be involved and be part of shaping Baw Baw

How to get involved

Following the consultation phase of the project, HDS Australia will consolidate the responses and feedback gathered from the community and from site inspections, as well as reviewing crash and incident data, to prepare a report that will outline recommended actions and associated costs to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety in the target areas.

All community members are invited to provide their input by completing a short online survey that will be made available on Council's Have Your Say page  from 8:30am on Monday 11 April 2022. The survey will remain open until Sunday 1 May 2022.

Keeping the community active

Mayor Cr Michael Leaney said, "We have a very active community all throughout Baw Baw Shire with many residents taking to walking and cycling for fitness and leisure purposes, especially following the pandemic."

"As a council we want to do everything we can to encourage an active lifestyle. Re-evaluating existing pedestrian and cycling safety measures, particularly in light of the rapid population growth in Drouin and Warragul, is an important step. I really encourage our community to get involved with this study and complete the short online survey and look forward to seeing the responses." Mayor Leaney concluded.

Pictures from Baw Baw Shire Council Facebook page.


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