What is a PAMP?

PAMP stands for Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan. It sets a broad framework of integrated principles, objectives and recommendations regarding safety, education and promotional programs for pedestrians. 

It is used to guide the Council in developing its pedestrian network, and sets a broad framework to prioritise the construction of footpaths within the Blue Mountains.

Why is new community input needed?

It is essential that the underlying principles behind the PAMP are reviewed regularly to ensure that the basis on which pedestrian related decisions are made reflects the priorities of the Council. New community input is needed in order ensure that the priorities of the PAMP reflect the community's needs and desires both at present and for the future.

What is a shared path?

Shared paths are paths designated for use for both pedestrians and bicycle riders. These paths are generally wider than an average footpath, with a desirable minimum width of 2.5m. Signposting designates which paths are shared paths, and they are shown on the interactive map here.

What is the Great Blue Mountains Trail?

The Great Blue Mountains Trail (GBMT) is primarily an off-road shared path for cyclists and pedestrians, that links towns, villages, and trains stations east west across the Blue Mountains. The route has some section still under construction, but has many open section such as Katoomba to Medlow Bath, and Medlow Bath to Blackheath.

For more information, visit https://www.bmcc.nsw.gov.au/recreation/walking-and-cycling/great-blue-mountains-trail

How does BMCC prioritise the construction of footpaths?

The priority of a footpath for construction is prioritised using two principles:

  • Route Priority - Includes factors such as its proximity to pedestrian destinations, number of pedestrian crashes, concerns from community feedback, and general walkability deficiencies. After considering these factors and the location's proximity to a town center or other pedestrian attractors, the priority is ranked from low to high
  • Works Priority - The works priority framework incorporates both the route priority and the current safety conditions of the location. For a route to be prioritised as high, the location must have clear safety deficiencies and high levels of both vehicular traffic and pedestrian traffic.
Further details on the prioritisation system can be found in the Document Library on the Home Page


How can I get involved?

You can visit our interactive map here where you can leave comments on issues within the Blue Mountains

How can I find more information?

You can find more information in the existing PAMP and Bike Plans, located in the Document Library on the Home Page.

You can contact tdavis@bmcc.nsw.gov.au 

You can call 4780 5000