BUST out the foot falcons, bicycles and skateboards as Tamworth Regional Council (TRC) pushes its new active transport strategy.
Up until now, the city's active transport network hasn't been up to scratch, mayor Col Murray said.
"We have some short-term objectives that are pretty clear but essentially it's providing the best strategy to connect the dots in the city and make all of our region accessible with shared pathways and footpaths," he said.
"I think it will become more common in the future when we see the current shift across Australia and the world into higher density city living, I think the options will become more sought after into the future and we need to make sure we're ahead of the game and providing that essential infrastructure."
The strategy is a deliberate move by the council to better enable those within the community that choose to move around the city in an active way by walking and cycling.
The council has set a target to see one in 10 journeys to work taken on foot or by bike by 2031.
Currently only one in 20 do.
At the moment there is about 36km of shared pathways and 118km of footpaths across the local government area.
The council plans to build a further 7.7km of shared pathway and 2.2km of footpath by 2023 at a minimum.
Councillor Charles Impey said he thought it was an incredibly positive strategy that would assist in creating a physical environment for people to explore exercise more readily.
"As well as hopefully, as the report says, increase the number of people who use active transport to get to work each day from one in 20 to at least one in 10 or even better in the future," Cr Impey.
"I think it's a very positive step forward and I hope it will assist us as a region to continue to grow our network of shared cycleways and those facilities needed for active transport."
Cr Helen Tickle said there has been amazing progress with footpaths and shared pathways.
"And people are using them which is even better," she said.
"They're appreciated by the whole community ... that's what's great about them."
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