Light up the dark on our shared path network

Published on 05 September 2022

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Rural City of Wangaratta is pleased to be undertaking a new initiative to help light up the dark places on our walking and cycling shared path network.

From 5 September until 5 October, cyclists and pedestrians are encouraged to use the Snap Send Solve app to report places on footpaths, walkways and the shared path network that aren’t well lit or don’t feel safe.

These reports will assist in Council’s plans to improve areas of concern by helping to inform Council’s shared path network and street lighting plans over the next few years.

“It’s people riding their bikes to work, or out jogging in the early morning and evenings that know where the problem spots on our shared path network are,” said Marcus Goonan, Director of Community and Infrastructure.

“Partnering with Snap Send Solve on this project means we can get reports from local residents on the shared path network about the exact locations there are problems that lighting could address.”

The campaign will run for one month until the start of daylight savings time.

The Snap Send Solve app can be downloaded from any app store onto a phone or tablet. There will be posters around the shared path network to encourage users to download the app and report locations with lighting issues.

Community members can also report places that aren’t well lit or don’t feel safe through the “Report or Request” button on the Rural City of Wangaratta Council website homepage.

“Council is aiming to try and find innovative solutions to lighting problems, so our shared path network is safe for everyone to use,” said Mr Goonan.