Walk and Ride Plan

Walk and Ride Plan

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Help us create the City’s 10-year Walk and Ride Plan

Last Updated: 12 November 2021 Follow Engagement

We aim to create communities where walking and riding are an integral part of daily life for all types of trips enabling people to lead healthier lifestyles and stay more active and independent for longer. The provision of safe walking and riding routes enables more people to get around easily and provides an appealing alternative to driving for short journeys.

In 2021, external consultant, Stantec, was appointed to undertake a Walk and Ride Plan that develops both a long-term network that fulfils the Department of Transport’s objectives for the region, and a network and an implementation plan that is tailored to the local conditions, appreciating the needs of the individual communities within the City of Melville.

The Walk and Ride Plan aims to provide a clear vision for walking and riding facilities within the City, incorporating current standards for the design and implementation of riding and walking infrastructure to accommodate and encourage active travel behaviours.

To ensure the new Walk and Ride Plan meets the needs of the local community, it is being developed with input from the local community and key stakeholders through multiple stages of engagement.

To stay up to date with opportunities as they are made available, follow the engagement at the top of this page.

Fun Fact: Did you know the City of Melville has approximately 497 km of footpaths along 51% of all City of Melville roads?

Opportunities to get involved

Although we are specifically naming 'walking’ and ‘riding' in this plan, we really want to hear how we can make getting around better for anyone who uses shared paths/trails - or simply needs better access to make short trips around City of Melville, or connecting routes from one location to another. If you use a skateboard, run with a pram, use a wheelchair, motorised scooter or any other transport methods we haven't specifically named - we'd love to hear from you too!

There are four ways you can get involved in this project:

  1. Complete the online survey
  2. Add a comment, drop a pin or map a route on our interactive map
  3. Express your interest to be a community representative at our upcoming workshops
  4. Provide comment on the final plan (later in 2022)

Survey, interactive map and expressions of interest close Sunday, 12 December 2021.

Interactive Map and Survey

Complete our survey by clicking on the survey icon below, or drag a pin or map a route on our interactive map.

To share your feedback:

  1. Read the information and instructions on how to use the map by clicking on the about icon.
  2. Complete our survey below by clicking on the survey icon on the left-hand side of the map.
  3. Add a comment, drop a pin or map a route on the interactive map. Depending on the device you're using, you can do this by either clicking Add Comment and selecting the relevant marker, or by clicking and dragging the Riding, Routes, Walking or Footpaths icons at the top of the map onto the map. You will be prompted to provide additional information (required) along with your pin.

Experiencing difficulties with the map or the survey? Contact the team on 9364 0666.

If you can't see the interactive map above, click here.

Community Representative

We'll be hosting a stakeholder workshop in February 2022. Our aim is to have equal representation across our community and key stakeholders. Express your interest to be a community representative by 12 December 2021.

Can't see the nomination form above? Click here.

Photograph of people riding on a shared path in the City of Melville

Find out more information

  • View the FAQs and timeline
  • Read the documents in the Document Library
  • Contact Ruth Behn

To find out more details on the workshop and community representative selection process, please refer to the FAQs

Who's listening?

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Name

Ruth Behn,  TravelSmart Officer, City of Melville

Phone

9364 0666

Email

Ruth.Behn@melville.wa.gov.au

FAQs

What is the aim of the Plan?

The Plan aims to understand and prioritise investment in the missing links required to create improved local and regional connections for the current and future path network within the City of Melville and with neighbouring council networks.

Once complete, the Walk and Ride Plan will support interconnected and well-maintained walking and riding networks that people of all abilities feel comfortable and safe using every day, whilst also aligning with State Government plans and our local planning policies.

What will be included within the Plan?

In order to guide Council’s investment in paths, tracks, trails and associated infrastructure, programming and marketing, a vision and planning principles will be developed.  To help achieve the vision of a healthy, active and connected community, the Plan will identify key strategies to encourage more people to ride and walk more often. Each strategy will feature a number of actions.

Who has been appointed to develop the Plan?

The City of Melville appointed external consultant, Stantec, to undertake a Walk and Ride Plan that develops both a long-term network that fulfils the Department of Transport’s objectives for the region, and a network and implementation plan that is tailored to the local conditions, appreciating the needs of the individual communities within the City of Melville.

Places/Ward plans will be developed for each of the individual communities in City of Melville to compliment the long-term regional network plan.

Who are Stantec?

Stantec is an external consulting firm who specialises in engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics, from initial project concept and planning through design, construction, and commissioning.

Stantec aims to make a difference in the places where we live and work, by promoting sustainable development.

Find out more about Stantec by visiting their website https://www.stantec.com/en

What is the engagement process being used to assist in the development of the Plan?

The Plan will be developed to ensure transparency and inclusiveness through collaboration with the community and key stakeholders. This will be achieved through six distinct stages of engagement:

  1. Staff workshop
  2. Broad engagement - Community consultation promoted to all City and non-City community members with options for online survey, interactive mapping and expressions of interest to join a future workshop. Complete our survey or use our interactive map to share your feedback.
  3. Stakeholder interviews – neighbouring local councils and department agencies
  4. Workshop – Stakeholder and community workshops
  5. Elected Members - Information session 
  6. Public comment - Community are invited to view the draft and provide formal comments on the draft for consideration. 
How will the community representatives be selected to attend the workshop series?

The selection process to attend the workshop will depend on a number of factors including the location of the event, WA Department of Health social distancing guidelines and the number of expressions of interest received. Our aim is to have equal representation across our community and key stakeholder and community groups. We will advise more details after the expression of interest closes.

What other data will be used to develop the Plan?

The Plan will also consider information including crash data, traffic volumes and speeds, relevant Government policies and strategies, and ABS Census data to help develop the plan, and to understand the transport context in the City of Melville.

Timeline

  • 15 November - 12 December 2021
  • Survey and interactive map engagement period
    Community are invited to complete an online survey or share their ideas on our interactive map
  • 15 November - 12 December 2021
  • EOI nomination period
    Community are invited to express their interest to be a community representative at the stakeholder
  • February 2021
  • Stakeholder workshops
    In person workshops with key stakeholders, department agencies, City Officers and community.
  • TBC
  • Elected Members Information Session
    Engagement and project findings will be presented to Elected Members. Feedback will be sought.
  • TBC
  • Public comment period
    Community are invited to view the draft and provide final comments prior to Council consideration
  • TBC
  • Ordinary Meeting of Council
    Officer report item will be presented to council with a recommendation

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