Rail Trail Illumination Project
Wonthaggi Rail Trail Illumination project will provide safety and connectivity
Suggested by: Karen
Project partner: Bass Coast Shire Council
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Installation of smart new energy efficient lighting along the old rail trail through the center of Wonthaggi and out to South Dudley edge of town will increase its utility to multiple trail users who move on foot, wheelchair, bicycle, motorised scooter or personal mobility devise. The PV solar lighting units we’re proposing will illuminate from dusk till dawn; it will be illuminated fully for 4 hours then dimmed for the remainder of the night. The new lighting will complement the local Old Energy-New Energy initiative and provide 24/7 security on this popular exercise route.
The trail lighting project will improve visibility at night, increase overall trail access and convenience, give trail users a sense of security and increase the opportunity for physical exercise. Upgrading the usefulness of the trail will facilitate connectedness in our community as a whole, making an important contribution to the Wonthaggi Placemaking Strategy aimed at bringing people together. Illuminating the trail will reduce the possibility of user collisions, and allow trail users to recognize potential threats to their security; bright lights are generally recognized as deterrents of criminal activity in other environments.