Principal Pedestrian Network
We have begun developing our strategic Pedestrian Plan, which includes the ‘Principal Pedestrian Network’ (PPN) for Newcastle - a mapped network of routes which support pedestrian activity into and around key destinations such as shops, schools, parks, and transport stops.
The PPN will be combined with our existing project database as well as a range of other local insights to guide the identification, prioritisation, and development of pedestrian projects across the city. We understand that there are a wide range of locations where our pedestrian network can be improved, and the PPN will be a key tool to improve and accelerate our pedestrian access program in the coming years.
The prioritisation system ultimately aims to identify where pedestrian improvements would be most beneficial which ensures the greatest outcomes for the community.
This example from the PPN shows the routes that would be frequently used (more frequent in red) to get to Wallsend South Public School by people taking the shortest path from home.
Have your say
We want to hear from you about what currently works well for you when moving around Newcastle and learn more about where we can improve. We will use your feedback to finalise the PPN and we’ll touch base later for more community engagement, which will allow you to view the PPN map and provide further comment.