Whitehorse News - June 2020
Have Your Say on the Draft Box Hill Integrated Transport Strategy
As Box Hill continues to grow, so will its regional importance as a medical precinct, education hub, a cluster for jobs and housing and of course – food! This change will bring more people and activity to Box Hill, which requires the transport network to make better use of the limited space available.
Council has been developing the Box Hill Integrated Transport Strategy with a focus on safe, accessible and equitable transport options.
Extensive research and community consultation has been completed in stages one and two and we have used your feedback, ideas and concerns to develop this draft strategy. Now it’s your turn to tell us if we’ve got it right.
You can have your say by reviewing the strategy and then taking the survey. You can also book a time to speak with Council's project team and register your details so we can update you on the progress of the strategy. This consultation is open until Sunday 14 June.
A shift in current travel patterns is needed to ensure Box Hill remains liveable.
Our future transport vision for Box Hill:
An integrated, safe and accessible transport system, providing a range of sustainable and efficient ways for people and goods to move around, allowing and promoting Box Hill to thrive as the urban centre for Melbourne’s east.
Some of the most critical short-term actions included in the strateg y include:
- Upgrade footpaths
- Accessibility audit and interim improvements of the public transport interchange
- New and improved pedestrian crossings
- Construct bicycle boulevards / low stress cycling streets that are easy for riders to navigate
- Modify traffic signal timing to prioritise public transport, pedestrians and cyclists.
- Undertake area-wide speed limit reductions
Read the full list of priorities in the draft strategy.