Share your thoughts on Hedland's PAWs

Published on Monday, 28 February 2022 at 3:14:24 PM

To inform the development of a Pedestrian Access Way Strategy, the Town is hosting a Social Pinpoint survey for local residents to share their thoughts.

Pedestrian Access Ways (PAWs) are a means of providing unimpeded movement for pedestrians and cyclists around residential neighbourhoods.

PAWs were introduced following the change from traditional grid pattern road layouts toward designs based on cul-de-sacs and loop roads, and can be used to locate public infrastructure such as water, sewers, gas pipes and electrical cables.

They play a critical role in the pedestrian and cycle network, however can also attract anti-social behaviour, be deleterious to amenity and suffer from a lack of maintenance: in some cases, PAWs remain undeveloped and not used by the public.

PAWs are located in the Walnut Grove, Lawson, Shellborough and Cassia cells of South Hedland, as well as in Cooke Point and Pretty Pool in Port Hedland.

Mayor Peter Carter encouraged residents to participate in the survey to add value to the strategy’s development.

“I encourage local residents to share their thoughts on Hedland’s PAWs, the Pedestrian Access Ways that provide unimpeded movement for pedestrians and cyclists.

“If you live in South Hedland, Cooke Point or Pretty Pool, there’s probably a PAW around the corner from your place that you either use or regularly drive past.

“PAWs provide a convenient connection between streets in cul-de-sacs and loop roads, however they’re often out of mind and may suffer degradation over time.

“The Social Pinpoint survey allows you to pinpoint a PAW in your neighbourhood and provide comments about it: whether you’d like it retained, closed or upgraded.”

Click here to learn more about PAWs.

Click here to access the Social Pinpoint survey.

For media information:
Laura Hawes
Manager Corporate Affairs
(08) 9158 9365 | lhawes@porthedland.wa.gov.au

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