Horsham Bicycle and Shared Paths

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Background

What we have done

We have conducted an audit of the existing bicycle network in and around Horsham. We have applied the nationally accepted Safe System framework which prioritises cyclist and pedestrian safety. As a result of this, some of our previously considered bike paths have been removed from our current cycling and shared path network map. This provided us with a starting point – what we currently have and what we need to do to achieve a connected cycling network in Horsham.

What we are doing

We are joining the lines – connecting our cycling and shared path routes in and around the Horsham Urban Area to allow residents from all areas to link into the network and access the Central Activity District and key destinations by bike.

Whilst the focus of this Plan is the Horsham Urban Area, the principles can and will be applied more broadly across the municipality to our smaller townships such as Natimuk and Jung.

Have your say

We would like our community to review our plan and our proposed cycle and shared path network and provide feedback – will this network get you to where you’d like to go on a bike?

Not every street or road will have a formal bike lane. Many residential streets have low vehicle numbers and reduced speeds, and roads and footpaths can be shared by children on bikes.

What we can do however is ensure that no matter where you live within the Horsham Urban Area you can safely link into the network and then access the Central Activity District and key destinations such as the Horsham Aquatic Centre, recreation reserves, schools and the Wimmera River.

If you have any other comments on the Plan not related to the network there is a simple one question survey that allows you to provide feedback below.

Further info

Please see the draft Horsham Bicycle & Shared Paths Infrastructure Plan 2023 -2023 included on this page to review the Plan in detail. Please provide feedback via the interactive map located below.

Where to from here

The feedback that is provided will be consolidated and considered with an engagement report developed. The final plan will be influenced by this feedback. The updated plan will then be presented to Council for review and endorsement.

Submissions close Friday 23rd February 2024

Background

What we have done

We have conducted an audit of the existing bicycle network in and around Horsham. We have applied the nationally accepted Safe System framework which prioritises cyclist and pedestrian safety. As a result of this, some of our previously considered bike paths have been removed from our current cycling and shared path network map. This provided us with a starting point – what we currently have and what we need to do to achieve a connected cycling network in Horsham.

What we are doing

We are joining the lines – connecting our cycling and shared path routes in and around the Horsham Urban Area to allow residents from all areas to link into the network and access the Central Activity District and key destinations by bike.

Whilst the focus of this Plan is the Horsham Urban Area, the principles can and will be applied more broadly across the municipality to our smaller townships such as Natimuk and Jung.

Have your say

We would like our community to review our plan and our proposed cycle and shared path network and provide feedback – will this network get you to where you’d like to go on a bike?

Not every street or road will have a formal bike lane. Many residential streets have low vehicle numbers and reduced speeds, and roads and footpaths can be shared by children on bikes.

What we can do however is ensure that no matter where you live within the Horsham Urban Area you can safely link into the network and then access the Central Activity District and key destinations such as the Horsham Aquatic Centre, recreation reserves, schools and the Wimmera River.

If you have any other comments on the Plan not related to the network there is a simple one question survey that allows you to provide feedback below.

Further info

Please see the draft Horsham Bicycle & Shared Paths Infrastructure Plan 2023 -2023 included on this page to review the Plan in detail. Please provide feedback via the interactive map located below.

Where to from here

The feedback that is provided will be consolidated and considered with an engagement report developed. The final plan will be influenced by this feedback. The updated plan will then be presented to Council for review and endorsement.

Submissions close Friday 23rd February 2024

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Recommended cycling and shared path network

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Legend

Blue Line: Existing bike route meeting Safe System standards

Red Line: Proposed bike route

This Plan is for the Horsham Urban Area only.

Page last updated: 21 Feb 2024, 06:46 PM