Walking is a fundamental part of an integrated transport system. Walking and cycling are both active and sustainable forms of transport. Encouraging more people to walk, and combining more walking with public transport trips, is an effective way to free up capacity on the transport system and reduce congestion.
The purpose of the PAMP project is to develop a strategic framework and action plan for safe, convenient and connected pedestrian travel across the whole Ashfield Local Government area. The framework and action plan would provide Council with a systematic and comprehensive approach to managing all the proposed pedestrian treatments across the area, including footpaths and crossings.
The framework and plan will consider:
Broad objectives of the PAMP project include the following ideas:
The outcomes of the PAMP project are:
Ashfield’s Access Committee representing people with access and mobility issues has initiated this project. Parts of the community have also shown keen interest in improving accessibility, mobility and road safety for pedestrians in the area. For example around schools, commercial centres and services.
Obtaining stakeholders and community input into the PAMP is significantly important in the process and to Ashfield Council. The Draft Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan was on display and the community was asked to comment on the Draft PAMP during August 2015.
Council has appointed traffic specialists Calibre Consulting to develop a Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan (PAMP) for our Local Government Area. Calibre is currently in the process of finalising the draft PAMP (which includes reviewing stakeholder and community input).
Once the final draft PAMP has been received by Council, it will be reported to Council's Access Committee, the Ashfield Traffic Committee and finally to Council for approval. Following approval, the final PAMP will be published on Council's website.