Peninsula News 089

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Issue 89 of Peninsula News - 6 Apr 2004

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  • Gosford Council is calling for public feedback on pedestrian access on the Peninsula.

    Residents are being asked to fill out a questionnaire which will help the Council to address the community needs, including those of older people, children, people with disabilities and carers or companions.

    The questions cover the age of users, prevalence of use of footpaths, existing paths, where new paths should go, modes of transport, how council can improve access to businesses and organisations, safety concerns, quality of footpaths, crossings, signage, barriers, lighting and facilities for the disabled.

    T h e r e a r e q u e s t i o n s concerning the development of key routes to local attractions, access to public transport facilities, safe and accessible walking environments, pedestrian accidents, vehicles speeds, and crossing busy roads.

    The council has engaged Arup

    Transport Planning to prepare the Woy Woy Peninsula Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan, which will encompass Woy Woy, Umina Beach, Ettalong Beach, Booker Bay and Blackwall areas.

    The project is half funded by the State Government through the RTA.

    A copy of the questionnaire can be obtained from and comments directed to Keith Dawson at Gosford Council on 4325 8853 or Joanna Lau at Arup Transport Planning on 9320 9305.

    The questionnaires should be returned by April 16.

    Press release, April 1

    No 89 Phone 4342 2070 Fax 4342 2071 6 April 2004 Print Post Approved PP255003/04388