Active Transport News

Active Whitehorse News – September/October 2020 is now online to read with loads of interesting articles including:

Well done Whitehorse

Let’s emulate Penrith NSW and get business in Whitehorse moving too.

The result of Tactical Urbanism at High st Penrith, NSW, With imagination, it could be Whitehorse Rd in Box Hill, Victoria, as envisaged by Council consultants and stakeholder participants in Box Hill development consultation.

WATAG has been advocating to Whitehorse Council for several months now to embrace Tactical Urbanism. (See last newsletter Streets for people). We’ve advocated for the re-purposing of street space, now used by cars, to enable covid-safe outdoor dining and safer Active transport options to get there.

Whitehorse Council has taken the first important steps towards enabling this kind of re-purposing to take place by setting pout new Outdoor Trading rules.

Their website says:

“…we want to make it as easy as possible for businesses to welcome the community safely back to the cafes and restaurants we know and love.
We’ve created free, fast-tracked COVID Response: Outdoor Trading Permits that provide hospitality venues with more options to trade safely. 
Our temporary extended outdoor trading permits allow hospitality venues to:

  • expand onto footpaths
  • take over on-street car parking space immediately outside their business
  • join with neighbouring hospitality businesses to take over sections of on-street car parking, footpaths and (in some cases) street space

Extending outdoor trading will help hospitality businesses cater to more customers and operate viably within the health restrictions advised by the Victorian Government.”

We say – WELL DONE WHITEHORSE

WATAG hopes Whitehorse businesses will move quickly to work with Council and get the City active and likely again as soon as Covid19 restrictions are eased.

Click here for the full Active Whitehorse News – September/October 2020 and read the rest of the interesting Active Transport articles.

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