MOVING PEOPLE AND GOODS SUSTAINABLY AIUS / AITPM Seminar. Garry Glazebrook 12 Nov 2009 University of Technology, Sydney [email protected] The Challenge. Peak Oil is a looming threat Climate Change is only slightly less urgent, and potentially more serious
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Less specialised jobs can and should be decentralised
But important to have a limited number of major centres (CBD, Parramatta, Macquarie) rather than dozens of small centres which will not be able to justify their own high quality public transport networks.
For short trips, need to shift to bikes, scooters and other personal mobility devices..
These can also efficiently access public transport for longer trips..
But greenway networks and secure lock up and shower facilities needed…
Sydney’s public transport (especially trains) are very significant…(Cityrail accounts for 10% of weekday travel, 2/3 of public transport passenger-kms in Sydney and 1/3 of all public transport passenger-kms in Australia)
Cost = $30m pa
Compare with $5b for CBD metro
Costs will decline over time as black-power gets more expensive10% of our travel could be 100% greenpower tomorrow
Save $5 billion compared with CBD Metro,
And gain better accessibility…
Integrated fares and tickets
Quality interchangesIntegrated planning and funding
Integrated information and marketing
A= Business as usual; B = 30 Year Plan; C=Major change
40 Strategic P&R facilities
Six Ring Routes for Cross-Regional Travel
Peak Hour Heavy Rail and Metros - 2036
Long Term including High Speed Rail
Inbound peak hour trains by route (top)
Build up in peak hour trains arriving CBD, Parramatta and Macquarie (right).
Background reports for Public Inquiry
Copies of the 30 Year Public Transport Plan are available at