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With increased pedestrian activity in town centres, beaches and other recreational areas, Council has identified a need to develop a Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan (PAMP) for the busiest pedestrian areas in the Tweed.

Why do we need a PAMP?

The PAMP is being developed as part of Council’s investment in safe, convenient and connected pedestrian infrastructure that will encourage people to walk rather than use their cars. The PAMP will provide a framework for developing pedestrian routes and infrastructure to cater to the needs of all pedestrians, including older persons, people with mobility or vision impairments, school children, tourists, cyclists and recreational pedestrians.

Scope and aims of the PAMP

The PAMP study area focuses on five town centres in the Tweed identified as high priority and high pedestrian activity areas. These include:
  • Tweed Heads
  • Tweed Heads South
  • Kingscliff
  • Banora Point
  • Murwillumbah
The PAMP will identify pedestrian networks within each of these areas. It will detail pedestrian concentration, centres of activity, accident clusters, walking patterns and links between land use, pedestrian facilities (existing and proposed), pedestrian accessibility and mobility issues within a radius of 1.5 km to 2 km.

The PAMP aims to provide wide transportation, environmental and social benefits to the community, such as:
  • more appropriate pedestrian facilities, particularly in busy areas
  • safe and convenient crossing opportunities on major roads
  • reduced injuries to pedestrians
  • promotion of walking for pleasure and health
  • links with other transport services
  • improved access for mobility impaired users, including older persons
  • infrastructure suitable for wheelchairs, walking aids, mobility scooters, guide dogs, prams and bicycles

Timing

For information about the PAMP, please contact Council's Road Safety Officer on (02) 6670 2400.
Last Updated: 02 February 2016