Format: presentation and discussion
No. of attendees: 18
Hosts names: Felipe Caravajal and Bumeke Jayasingbe
Scribe: Sarah Roberts
What are the best ways to push these projects get community support?
- Ignore the public. They might be unpopular, but if it is pushed through and it works, people will change their mind about this
- Getting rid of parking is difficult when the community are car users
- Use a trial to test if these project will work as a way to convince the community.
- If you want CEO’s to give support you need evidence to continue their support
Why should we invest in infrastructure if it wont be successful?
Are we investing in the right things, like walking?
Are you targeting the right area?
Targeting infrastructure but not the behavioural change and education
Need to communicate things correctly, if you correctly communicate and educate it will help to convince people.
- PT we sell things that people don’t necessarily understand. We need to find ways to communicate all these changes in a way it is easy to digest. Etc safety, cost
Walking infrastructure in Darebin.
- Undertook a study to discover where, when and how much money would need to be invested in creating new and more effective walking structure for Darebin corridors.
Focused on pedestrian crossings and gaps in the network.
Isolated the roads that carry 5000 people a day, over lapped this map to see the places with large vehicle coverage and places with a lack of pedestrian crossings.
This was also visualised with heat maps to confirm the demand on these particular sections
This analysis showed that there is demand for more crossings in this region, the council funded this process, committing to 25 sites.
This shows how studies and creating evidence can help to back a project.
Next step- engage and work closely with vicroads and start to implement the changes,
reassess existing pedestrian crossings, are they in the right spot?
Change in customer experience, how will the current and future journeys?
Will use software to see what type of crossing will be most effective
The community have been asking for zebra crossings. The data then reinforces this need and the areas which would be most suitable.
You have a list of priorities, do you have a timeframe for this?
In the process of working this out. Who will pay for particular crossings? Trying to make the project most cost effective.
- There would be some consolidation with the community, but the data analysis has given enough positive data to run with it.
Need to be careful that you don’t install them in dangerous places.
People don’t really know how to use crossings correctly
Developers will be talked to about this project, but not smaller businesses.