Elderly woman pushing shopping trolley on pedestrian crossing.

Improvements to footpaths will make it easier for residents of all ages to move around our suburbs.

18 February 2020

Senior Canberrans will be among those able to travel around their neighbourhoods more easily with upgrades to footpaths across six suburbs beginning in coming months.

The improvements will be made in Aranda, Holt, Narrabundah, Isabella Plains, Stirling and Campbell as part of the Age Friendly Suburbs Program.

The program is an ACT Government commitment to improve path network infrastructure and connectivity in suburbs with aged care and retirement facilities and a large proportion of suburban residents aged over 55.

Despite focusing on senior residents, the improvements made as part of the Age Friendly Suburbs Program benefit the wider community too.

In mid-2019, the ACT Government consulted with the community on a number of priority improvements for the six suburbs.

The improvements being delivered will include new and upgraded paths, refuge islands, upgraded kerb ramps, new pedestrian crossings and speed reduction measures.

Construction is expected to begin in coming months.

For more on the Age Friendly Suburbs Program and the upgrades visit cityservices.act.gov.au.

All Canberra

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