Rockhampton Regional Council have been doing some great work on making Rocky more walk-friendly with newly announced projects that include new footpaths and walking trails.
We are excited to see a call for feedback on walking and cycling infrastructure and services. We encourage Rocky residents to provide your feedback to help make the region more walk-friendly.
Some suggestions you may be interested to include:
✅ a separated walking and cycling strategy: walkers and riders have different needs
✅ increased funding for walking infrastructure especially in and around hubs like schools, hospitals, community space and shopping centres
✅ a focus on functional-based walking for all ages, abilities and needs (to and from the shops, school or work), as well as recreational walking infrastructure
✅ road speed reduction in hubs, road safety for all users, safe crossings including raised priority crossings and zebra crossing on slip-lanes
✅ necessary amenities like shading through trees or shade structures, water, toilets and seating
✅ connecting streets and local neighbourhoods to green space, parks and local business
✅ walking tourism options to entice visitors to Rockhampton (urban walking and bushwalking).
Take the survey here: https://engage.rockhamptonregion.qld.gov.au/cycling-and-walking-survey
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Margaret Strelow Mayor 10,000 Steps Heart Foundation Heart Foundation Walking CQUniversity Australia Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation Bushwalking Queensland Inc. Queensland Sport and Recreation Department of Transport and Main Roads (Queensland) Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ)