Mobility and Way-finding Strategy
Almost everyone who comes to Ringwood to shop, use services, work or socialise becomes a pedestrian at some stage of their journey.
Cities that are good for walking and cycling are also good for sitting, meeting, talking, shopping, connecting socially and watching the world. Improved walking and cycling are also good for the retail economy.
Making our streets and public spaces more conducive to moving around without cars and ensuring that our built and natural environments are areas in which people want to walk and cycle improves the health of our city.
The Ringwood Transit City Mobility and Way-finding Signage Strategy identifies key priorities to encourage and enable more people to use ’active transport’ in and around Ringwood.
‘Active transport’ refers to walking and cycling as well as public transport, (because most public transport trips involve some walking).
‘Walking’ also includes people using mobility aids such as wheelchairs, scooters and walking frames, prams and shopping jeeps. Similarly, ‘pedestrians’ includes people who use mobility aids or have impaired mobility.
Strategy recommendations are based on detailed local consultation and research along with Australian and international best practice.