Improving pedestrian safety and accessibility

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When leaving your home, it’s important that you can move easily and safely around the Inner West. The Draft Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan (PAMP) identifies more than 4000 opportunities to improve pedestrian routes across the next 10 years.

We acknowledge that not everyone identifies as a pedestrian. For this work, anyone who uses pathways is a pedestrian. We especially want to hear from:

  • People that use a mobility aid (e.g. for walking, a wheelchair, a scooter)
  • People with small children with prams
  • People out exercising with their pets
  • People who don’t have access to a car and

When leaving your home, it’s important that you can move easily and safely around the Inner West. The Draft Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan (PAMP) identifies more than 4000 opportunities to improve pedestrian routes across the next 10 years.

We acknowledge that not everyone identifies as a pedestrian. For this work, anyone who uses pathways is a pedestrian. We especially want to hear from:

  • People that use a mobility aid (e.g. for walking, a wheelchair, a scooter)
  • People with small children with prams
  • People out exercising with their pets
  • People who don’t have access to a car and rely on pedestrian paths
  • People that use pathways as part of their journey, such as catching public transport
  • Children and young people who use skateboards and/or scooters on paths


How was the draft prepared?

Hear from the independent consultants about how they combined your feedback with other information to prepare the proposals.


Review the proposals in detail

1. High and medium priority works are displayed on the map. It is for informational purposes only and includes ways to find proposals near you.

2. Read the full report:

Part A: Report (pdf, 2.4MB)

Part B: Audit routes, hierarchy and findings (pdf, 3.57MB)

Part C: Full list of proposals


Have your say

We understand this is technical. If you have any enquires, please ask a question.

You can leave comments on the plan via the feedback form.

Last day to provide comments is Wednesday, 23 June 2021.


Need assistance

We want to ensure everyone has access to information and can provide comments in a way that is right for them. If you'd like help accessing information or providing comments:


What happens next?

The independent consultants will review all comments and prepare a report. Everyone who provides feedback will be updated when the report is available and when it will be considered by Council. If approved, works will be implemented over the next 10 years, as per the plan.

  • Resolutions about the PAMP Adopted by Council

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    At its meeting on Tuesday 23 November 2021 Council adopted the following actions regarding accessible footpaths across the Inner West.

    1. Note the completion of the draft Pedestrian Access Mobility Plan which has identified $8M worth of capital works that the new Council consider fast tracking through the development of the 22/23 budget;
    2. Note that an audit is underway of all footpaths and that funding will be allocated to renew all Condition 4 and 5 (poor) footpaths in 2022/23;
    3. Commit to working towards making all Inner West footpaths well-maintained, level and accessible so that everyone can safely travel around their local communities;
    4. Review the draft Urban Public Domain Guidelines, the Tree Master Plan, Local Approvals Policy and advise on changes needed to retain or improve existing footpath accessibility levels;
    5. Ensure findings from the above steps inform the Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2022-2025 and Council’s new Community Strategic Plan; and
    6. Council considers fully funding and fully resourcing the Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2022-2025.
    7. Report on the number of non-compliant crossings in terms of signage and gutter guards at pedestrian crossings and signage poles on footpaths

    For more information:

  • Final PAMP endorsed by Local Traffic Committee

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    Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the draft Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan (PAMP).
    Read the Engagement Outcomes Report, view the input received and how it has been used to develop the final draft.

    The Local Traffic Committee reviewed a report on this matter at its meeting on Monday, 15 November 2021 and endorsed the plan to go to Council for final adoption in 2022. View the Council report

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