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About the project

In September 2016 Wagga Wagga City Council released the Active Travel Plan – Cycling (ATP). This Plan has been developed as a component of the Wagga Wagga Integrated Transport Strategy 2040 (WWITS).

The ATP presents a clear vision on how to promote cycling as a legitimate mode of transport, through the development of high quality cycling networks and facilities across the city. The ATP explores:

  • The benefits of promoting ‘Active Travel’
  • An assessment of the existing bicycle network
  • Opportunities to improve the cycling experience

The Plan is consistent with the principles of the WWITS, which were:

  • Reduce reliance on private motor vehicles, and instead, encourage walking, cycling, public transport, healthy people and healthy places
  • Provide connections and ease of movement between all centres and neighbourhoods
  • Develop and maintain an economically viable transport system based on long term usage and informed by life-cycle costing and resource availability

A proposed network of cycle routes and end-of-trip facilities is presented in the ATP. This proposed network includes five complete cycling networks linking the outer suburbs with the central business area. The indicative locations of cycle routes and facilities have been selected following consideration of cycling needs as part of the overall integrated transport vision for the city. These locations are not locked in and they will be further investigated during the design phase.

Figure 1 Proposed Active Transport Corridors (Source: WWITS)

Funding

Wagga Wagga City Council has accepted more than $11 million from the NSW State Government to deliver the design and implementation phases of the Active Travel Plan – Cycling (ATP).

The State Government announced the funding on 22 January 2018.

Community engagement

An extensive and robust engagement process informed the development of the ATP. This engagement process fed into the development of WWITS and involved internal meetings, online interactive mapping, a stakeholder visioning workshop, speak out session, stakeholder meetings, moving forward together workbook and drop in shop front.

Consultation will occur with stakeholders and the community during the design phase. This will be to confirm the proposed routes, usability, safety, land ownership issues and construction management. Stakeholders and the community will be kept informed throughout the implementation phase.

Delivery

During the design phase, technical studies and consultation will occur to inform the prioritisation of routes and facilities and when they are constructed. The ATP will be implemented in collaboration with Transport for NSW and RMS.

Timeline

State Government announcement of funding

Design phase: Consultation on the design and implementation phases of ATP

Finalise design

Implementation phase: Inform stakeholders and community members

Deliver components of ATP

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