Cycling and healthy suburbs
Part of the 2013 PLANET professional development program
As planners we need to ensure well-planned neighbourhoods to increase the number of people who walk or cycle to shops, schools parks, services and public transport.
This course has a primary focus on cycling infrastructure requirements and the role of planning to ensure everyone can ride a bike as part of their daily activities. It also covers healthy design consideration and requirements for walkable communities.
The Planning Checklist for Cycling aims to ensure the minimum infrastructure requirements for cycling have been met during the planning process for existing and planned development proposals. It enables planners to make sure new subdivisions meet the current planning requirements in Victoria.
The course includes an introduction to the Healthy by Design guidelines developed by the Heart Foundation and how supportive environments for physical activity can be achieved. The presentation will provide an overview on the design considerations, evidence based tools and case studies to support professionals who have influence on the design of our urban environments.
Planners, sustainability officers, developers, transport engineers, urban designers, consultants, advisors, and others seeking a basic knowledge of the issues involving planning for healthy communities.
- interpreting the Victorian statutory requirements for cycling and walking
- analysing design solutions/considerations for a healthy community and built environment
- using the Planning Checklist for Cycling to ensure requirements are met for cycling
- identifying infrastructure requirements for active transport to schools and workplaces.
Course Presenters:Bart Sbeghen and Melissa Grimes Healthy New Suburbs, Bicycle Network Victoria. Lisa Cain from Heart Foundation and Dr Ben Rossiter, Victoria Walks.
Wednesday 13 March 2013
Wednesday 14 August 2013
Bicycle Network Victoria, Level 4, 246 Bourke Street, Melbourne.
9.30am - 5.00pm | $280 | 7 PD Points