Format: Presentation and workshop
No. of attendees: 23
Host name: Bridget Spencer
Scribe: Sarah Roberts
We have an unsustainable transport system that needs to be addressed
Set in Casey
- 59% population increase by 2045
- We are behind in infrastructure
- This has an impact on services
- 83% car dominated
- Average household does 10 trips a day, 83% in car.
How will we accommodate for this?
By changing travel behaviour
Auto dependence caused social exclusion
- Might not have access to PT, can’t walk to services, time spent commuting and cost (this will get worse)
- Increase health problems. People have a lack of essential services- this includes no access to healthy food.
- Raise in oil costs
What do we want to achieve?
- A 20 minute neighbourhood- have walking access to everything that you need. The community also wants these changes to happen.
- Promotes sustainable transport modes.
- Adopt smart city transport plan.
2017 current situation
- 85% car used, 5% PT, ineffective bus network
Increasing car infrastructure will not solve these problems, we need to change travel behaviour.
What should we prioritise to do this?
- Infrastructure, financial incentives (less incentive to use the car), improve perceived safety, personalised travel planning, faster travel, convenience?
Workshop, what should we actually prioritise?
- Brief- best ways to tackle automobile dependence
- What should be prioritised
- Let’s workshop our ideas to come up with innovative and effective solutions
- Building density housing- suburbs are designed around cars.
- Footpaths are good, need more of these.
- Fast cars and trucks going past you whilst walking and riding is scary.
- Could utilise buses more, trip to train station
- Roads designed to get through the suburbs faster.
- Walking along busy roads are boring, nothing to see, no trees, health issue
- Free shuttle buses, higher frequencies
- Improve marketing of PT, people don’t know about them
- Involve other business, incentives
- Parking more expensive
- Improve transit to station, more direct, bike paths, increase parking at station/ increase ride sharing.
- Increase local employment
- Low density housing, causes bad public transport
- Regional public transport solution
- Move away from park and ride
- Transport connections, trip training, local jobs, stitching together old town and new town development
- Inform public on transport planning- educate people on what is needed before money is spent
- Controlled planned not reactive planning- close access to the transport network
- Need buses to cater for these areas.
- Get increase density along the bus routes. Bus play a bigger role