Bicycle and Shared Paths Plan adopted

Published on 31 May 2024

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Horsham Rural City Council (HRCC) has adopted the Bicycle and Shared Paths Infrastructure Plan 2024-2034 at its May Council meeting.

The Plan commits to embedding safe system principles in the development of a connected urban network of bike and shared paths. Safe system principles is a nationally endorsed approach to safety on roads. 

Implementation of the plan has already started.

This includes: planning for a shared (bike and pedestrian) pathway along O’Callaghan’s Parade and investigation of safety treatments for the different sections of Ballie Street – from Hillary Street to the Wimmera River. As projects occur within the city centre, other actions of the Bike Plan will be implemented.

The plan was developed with significant community engagement. Residents, cyclists, pedestrians, and other stakeholders contributed their insights and feedback, helping to shape a plan that addresses the community’s needs and aspirations.

Mayor Robyn Gulline expressed her gratitude to those who participated in the community engagement process.

“We are incredibly grateful to everyone who contributed their time and insights to help inform this plan,” Cr Gulline said.

“Their input has been invaluable in shaping a plan that will guide the development of our bicycle and shared paths infrastructure for the next decade.”

The adoption of the Bicycle and Shared Paths Infrastructure Plan 2024-2034 marks a significant step forward in HRCC’s commitment to enhancing the city’s active transport infrastructure.

The plan will guide the council in its efforts to create a more connected, accessible, and sustainable city for all residents.

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