News signs along Darebin Creek Trail help users explore

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Published: Wednesday, November 28, 2018

It’s now easier than ever to explore the City of Whittlesea with a suite of new signs installed along the Darebin Creek Trail.

The 12km section of the trail within the City of Whittlesea, completed late last year, is a shared path for walking, cycling and running.

The three different sign types installed are:

  • Map-based: identify the trail route and amenities and provide orientation to the broader area
  • Directional: promote destinations, amenities and connections to and from the trail via signed routes
  • Trail identity: at major road crossings promote and raise awareness of the trail.

The map-based signs have been formatted to work with a free smartphone app Avenza PDF Maps which allow users to download the map by scanning a QR code located on the sign. The app provides the ability for people to see their location on the map using their smart phone.

Trail identity signs have been placed at road intersections to alert drivers that pedestrians and cyclists may be crossing the road.

Mayor Lawrie Cox said the warmer weather and longer days were a great opportunity to get out and about.

“The maps include information about suggested walking routes, the location of public toilets, seats and water fountains, as well as preferred road crossing points,” he said.

“They also include the on and off road cycling routes connecting to and from the trail and the directional signs include distances and walking times in minutes to help you plan your walk, run or bike ride.”