Clause 56 Walkability Toolkit - City of Greater Geelong

Clause 56 Walkability Toolkit - City of Greater Geelong

P4.3. Recreational and shared use paths

Recreational paths, often used by cyclists as well as walkers and located within local and regional

open spaces, can provide places for walking away from vehicles. These paths encourage walking as

a recreational activity.

If not applicable, why?

Or explain if achieved in another way.

Does the development identify recreational paths in its design that are separate from the road network

and marked to allow walkers to complete a circuit or point to point walk? Yes No N/A


If the total “yes” is more than the total “no” then the development is likely to be perceived as having a

positive walking bias.

Indicative design techniques

These do not form part of the assessment but will help to inform a better design.

• Underground utilities installed under the nature strip, clear of the footpath and tree root zones, will

ensure that the footpath does not need to be repeatedly dug up and closed to pedestrians when

services need to be accessed.

• Specially designed lighting can favour walking while standard street lighting for cars illuminates the

footpath as a by-product and reflects a positive bias towards the motor vehicle.

P4.1 Result: Yes No

Check if total for “Y” is greater

than or equal to total for “N”


Pedestrian crossings aligned directly between footpaths

demonstrate a positive bias towards walking

Strategic footpaths should be no longer than twice the ‘crow

flies’ distance

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