Comment on Tweed’s 10-Year Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan – The Echo
As our exercise time becomes increasingly important not only for our physical but mental well-being, the facilities we use and our access to them require careful planning.
The Tweed Council is running a series of interactive surveys and workshops to solicit community input on the development of Tweed’s future pedestrian and cycling network.
The feedback will be used to inform the development of a new Tweed Plan for Pedestrians and Bikes, which is a 10-year action plan for building infrastructure for pedestrians and cyclists in the County.
The Council wants to hear from cyclists of all experience levels as well as all types of pedestrians, including people who walk, run, push a stroller, use a wheelchair, a mobility aid, a mobility scooter, roller skates or a skateboard.
A range of comments are sought, particularly on the following points: where new trails, crossings or road cycle paths should be improved or constructed; where safety can be improved (visibility, separation of cars, reduced speeds); where accessibility can be improved (access for strollers, wheelchairs, mobility scooters), and; where comfort can be improved (shade, seats, water fountains).
Council Road Safety Officer Alana Brooks said it was important that the plan be developed according to the needs of those who use the facilities. “The Tweed is such an amazing place to live and visit and we know how much the community loves going out and enjoying the beautiful landscapes around us – especially now that we are under COVID-19 restrictions.
“We are interested in hearing residents share their ideas with us on how we can improve our trails and our pedestrian and cycling facilities. We want to know if there are any opportunities that would encourage people to walk or cycle more often.
“We would also like to get a glimpse of any issues or challenges that residents may currently face or if they have a vision for the future of the region.”
To have your say and get involved, visit the project page at yoursaytweed.com.au pedestrian-and-bike-plan and complete the online pedestrian and bicycle surveys, share your ideas or highlight issues and challenges in putting pins on walking and cycling plan interactive maps and register for an online workshop.
Registration is required to participate in the online workshops. If your suburb is not listed, please select the nearest town. The details of the workshop are:
Road cycling session
Wednesday August 25, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
For cycling enthusiasts
Tuesday August 31, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Murwillumbah, Terranora, Tumbulgum, Uki, Tyalgum, Burringbar
Wednesday September 1, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Chinderah, Fingal Head, Kingscliff, Casuarina, Bogangar, Pottsville
Monday September 6, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Tweed Heads, Tweed Heads Sud, Tweed Heads Ouest, Banora Point, Bilambil Heights
If you would prefer to send a letter to the council with your views, write to us at Tweed Pedestrian and Bike Plan, PO Box 816, Murwillumbah NSW 2484. You can also call the project team on Wednesday September 8th or Thursday September 9th. from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on 02 6670 2586.
For more information and to have your say by Thursday, September 30, 2021, visit yoursaytweed.com.au/