Footpath Hierarchy

A footpath hierarchy (also pathway hierarchy) is a scheme for categorising footpaths into groups based on a number of factors including; usage, location and the demographics of the people likely to be using the footpath.

Example Hierarchy

Heirarchy Pedestrian Environment Service Level
1 Adjacent to major shopping centres or public transport interchanges Very High
2 Adjacent to medium size shopping centres High
3 Adjacent to schools, nursing homes, local shopping strips, clinics, health centres, libraries, community centres. Moderate
4 Adjacent to residential areas, public open space such as parks, gardens, recreational reserves, conservation reserves. Low
5 Adjacent to industrial areas, and in informal areas including unformed paths and tracks Very Low

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External Links & References

  1. Maribyrnong City Council Footpath Hierarchy Plan
  2. Google Search (Footpath Hierarchy)
  3. Google Search (Pathway Hierarchy)
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