The Future for Wagga - Active Transport

Four members of the Wagga Rail Trail Committee recently attended a workshop to give feedback on the Wagga Wagga Integrated Transport Strategy (WWITS), which is broad plan for the future direction of transport infrastructure and services for Wagga Wagga for the next 30 years.

One of the major recommendations of the strategy is that people want a more connected community – a more compact, walkable city with opportunity to get around without a car; which aligns strongly with the Wagga Rail Trail vision.

Ideas were workshopped about parking, walking and cycling networks, the road network, public transport and freight. Wagga Rail Trail has also provided written feedback on the strategy, supporting the guiding principles of a more connected and livable city that enables people to choose a healthy lifestyle through active travel (cycling and walking).

One of the major opportunities presented by the strategy is the proposed eastern commuter cycle route to Forest Hill. Council’s proposed trail and the Wagga Rail Trail follow the same route from the CBD to Forest Hill, with the same concept of a high quality trail surface, accessible to everyone.

We believe this is an opportunity for Council and the community to work together to develop a recreation trail that has been proposed by local people, endorsed by Council and supported by a significant proportion of our community; and we are working hard to make it happen.

Cristy Houghton