Guidelines for Walkable Coastal Environments Northern Bellarine, – three communities, – Portarlington St Leonards and Indented Head – all 50% of people over 50 years Less than 2.5% of population of Greater Geelong Largest Township 3,000 permanent residents
Providing Community Infrastructure Identify gaps and inadequacies in the current footpath network Test the concept of a strategic footpath in the community Prioritise components within a footpath network hierarchy Establish a toolkit of design solutions Prepare a program of delivery Measure and monitor over time
Overview and Context – Sustainable Guidelines Council wide and an integrated planning approach Facilitate planning and construction of high quality outcomes Sustainable development of existing and new communities Important that guidelines are achievable and innovative Planning tool to guide negotiations, applications and approvals
Principles – Sustainable Communities Places where people want to live, work and play Meet diverse needs of existing and future residents Offer high quality of life and promote connectedness Optimise environmental outcomes and natural settings Are safe, inclusive and engaging Promote economic vitality and diverse activity Integrate all aspects of community and liveability Offer good access to services and facilities Are well connected and welcoming
Format of the Guidelines - Sections Transport and Movement Landscape and Streetscape Water Management Sport, Recreation and Open Space Social and Community Facilities Biodiversity and Conservation Areas
Transport and Movement Safety Accessibility Wayfinding Footpath, Cycleways and Shared Paths Public Transport Infrastructure
Principle Pedestrian Network Mapping What is it? Network of origin to destination pedestrian routes Based on length of route from destination – 1km / 2km Routes with highest potential pedestrian usage based on census data become hotspots Hotspots tested via risk assessment Principle Pedestrian Routes Identified
Encouraging Walking - Streetscape Trees - Create a boulevard of shade and colour Wayfinding Signs - Provide reassurance and confidence Pause Points – Provide for rests and interest to increase distance walked. Street lighting - Improve perception of safety.