Paths and Trails Strategy

Responsible Department - Sport and Leisure

Purpose

This Strategy seeks to encourage the use of active transport for local trips and support the use of Public Transport through provision of paths leading to train stations and along bus routes.

Scope

Within the City of Casey and connections to neighbouring Councils.

General

Casey's Paths and Trails Strategy articulates a vision for a connected network of paths and trails throughout the municipality by consolidating the different types of paths and trails that Casey currently provides (recreation trails, on-road commuter bike lanes and 2.5m wide shared paths) into the one overarching strategic document.

The Strategy promotes improved opportunities for residents to access sustainable transport options (walking, cycling etc.) to lessen reliance on motor vehicles and improve health and wellbeing.

The Strategy identifies the following three key points as being critical to the success of the path and trail network:

  • Focus on the shared use path network as the primary network; with footpaths and on-road cycling facilities supporting the network where appropriate.
  • Encourage recreation use of the Paths and Trails Network.
  • On-road facilities on local and collector roads as secondary network to support the shared use path network.

The following six key themes underpin the directions of the Strategy:

  1. Connectivity: develop an integrated network of shared paths and address missing links in the existing network.
  2. Facilities: deliver facilities within close proximity to key destinations and improve the amenity of current facilities.
  3. Education: educate the community to encourage behaviour change and promote increased participation in active transport modes, particularly for short trips to schools, shopping centres and recreation facilities.
  4. Advocacy: influence the planning process of new urban developments to create integrated networks of shared use paths and on-road cycling facilities.
  5. Integration: work with other agencies and municipalities to secure funding and link in with committed and planned trail networks.
  6. Opportunities: investigate opportunities for paths to provide tourism and economic benefits and to revitalise coastal villages.

The Strategy does not address the provision of footpaths or equestrian trails, these are addressed through the Equestrian Strategy.

Paths and Trails Strategy (2mb)

Paths and Trails Strategy Reference Document (3mb)

Trail Network - North (1mb)

Trail Network - Central (982kb)

Trail Network - South (409kb)