ACT Transport Planning

Report
Transport for Canberra
07 November2013
Transport for NSW: Regional Transport Plan
• ACT, whilst not part of the region,
is an important destination
• Transport needs to be planned
and managed in an integrated
fashion
• Buses, coaches, taxis, community
transport, active transport and
the road network all have a part
to play.
• Recognise the growing freight
tasks
ACT strategies
• Integrated and multi-modal
transport system
• Progress better transport
connections to the region
• Freight Survey
• Prepare Freight Strategy
• Opportunities to expand
transport modelling
Transport for Canberra
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Drivers of Transport Demand
Canberra – Queanbeyan growth
Transport Issues
Transport for Canberra goals
Public transport
Active travel
Managing parking
Managing travel demand
Key Arterial Roads and Projects
Drivers of Transport Demand
Land-use Projections
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Growth of Canberra – Queanbeyan and Congestion
Canberra-Queanbeyan Growth
Number of Persons
600000
500000
400000
Population
300000
Employment
200000
Enrolments
100000
0
2011
2031
Transport Issues
• Growing congestion
• Rising transport
emissions
• An ageing population
• Declining physical
activity
• The need to balance
transport investments
Transport for Canberra goals
• The draft Transport for Canberra policy aims to create a
transport system that is:
– Integrated with land use planning
– Makes active travel (walking and cycling) the easy way to
get around
– Provides sustainable travel options and reduces transport
emissions
– Is safe for moving people
– Is accessible for everybody
– Is efficient and cost effective
Public Transport: The Frequent Network
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Rapid lines are the “backbone” of the network,
and the location for future mass transit like bus
or light rail transit.
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Frequent Local lines provide high frequency
service but more slowly, with closer spaced
stopped connecting areas of current or future
higher density.
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Frequent Network is about transport and land
use integration.
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Supportive infrastructure – Park and ride, bike
and ride, bus priority, light rail/BRT options
study for Northbourne Avenue.
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Coverage network for social inclusion and
feeder services
The eastern corridor could run from
Canberra City to Queanbeyan via
Canberra Avenue.
ACT is investing on public transport
infrastructure – Canberra Avenue and
possible park and ride
Improvement of this corridor increases
the viability of public transport.
Active travel
• Active travel means using physical activity—
such as walking, cycling and scooting—to
get around.
• Economic and health benefits of physical
activity.
• Accessibility/connectivity to bus stops, local
shops, schools, neighbours.
Active travel policy
Policy
Programs/in action
Strategically plan to extend the network of community
paths, segregated cycleways, shared spaces and paths
and on-road cycle lanes and improve signage and safety
Strategic Cycle Network Plan
Walkability project
Encourage more people to live, work and play within
their local community so that more activities can be
done by active travel
Planning Strategy implementation
Work with the community to promote active travel,
particularly in schools and workplaces, through
promotion, programs and infrastructure
Active travel to school
Travelsmart workplaces
Health promotion
Create better walking and cycling connections to bus
stops, Bike and Ride facilities, and local destinations like
group and local centres.
Walkability project
Strategic Cycle Network Plan
Capital upgrades/expansion
Parking policy
• Park and ride to provide convenient options
close to home on Rapid corridors (e.g. Canberra
Avenue)
• Prioritise short stay in town centres to
encourage high turnover and support
businesses
• Supply (public and private sector) to help
manage changing demand
• Pricing to encourage sustainable travel choices
• Improve parking provision for motorbikes and
for People with Disabilities
Managing travel demand
• Investment on peripheral arterials to
distribute traffic and heavy vehicles
• Freight strategy development
• Priority for public transport on Rapid
spines supported by orbital road options
for trucks and cars.
• Managing travel demand helps create a
more efficient system based on moving
people rather than vehicles.
Key Arterial Road Investments
Construction
• Majura Parkway
• Parkes Way upgrade
Design
• Barton Highway/ Gundaroo
Drive
Feasibility Study
• Canberra Avenue
• Pialligo Avenue
Sustainable Transport Projects
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Capital Metro (Light Rail) project
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Belconnen to City transitway
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Canberra Avenue transitway
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Network of Park and Ride and Bike and
Ride
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Bus stations Gungahlin, Erindale and
Barton
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City interchange and layover
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Bus shelters and major stops
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Real Time Passenger Information System
There is one thing that we should do to solve
our transport problems is to stop thinking that
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