PUBLIC TRANSPORT. Moving People – Hearts & Minds. Heather Webster Executive Director Public Transport Division. Lack of Parking Puts Train Users on Road Linton Besser More than 40% of motorists who otherwise drive all the way to work would rather park at a station and commute.
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Moving People – Hearts & Minds
Public Transport Division
Lack of Parking Puts Train Users on Road
More than 40% of motorists who otherwise drive all the way to work would rather park at a station and commute.
Travel times getting longer
PEAK hour could blow out over the next decade if nothing is done to stop the build-tip of traffic congestion on Adelaide roads.
The car is doomed, scientist warns
CAR travel should be cut by 80%, road construction halted and public transport boosted if Australia is to meet carbon emission targets, energy experts have warned.
Is The Car Doomed?
810 – Buses
94 – Rail Cars
15 – Trams
Track - Infrastructure
Dedicated Public Transport Infrastructure
Capital value - $1.5 billion
Increasing Public Transport Use
How to get people from cars to public transport?
Comfortable, Fast, Safe, Reliable, Well Priced
Over 45% of adults have difficulty understanding timetables
Who benefits from the use of public transport
Other road users
Strategies Driving Patronage Growth
Bus Network: 80% of trips
Train and Tram: 20% of trips
Results of Contracting
In first 10 years:
Strategies for Growth – Short to Medium Term
Rail track quality
New ticketing system
Strategies for Longer Term Growth
Support for Public Transport
Strategic Plan Target
(10% weekday car kms – currently 7%)
Congestion and costs
Motivations To Change Travel Behaviour
70% travel in the peak
Between 30% and 50%
The Competitive Challenge
A clean, uncluttered modern city has attractive public transport for easy travel
Bus– the Quick Fix
Short lead time
Reach and Accessibility
Choose the mode to fit the task not bend the task to fit the mode
Whichmode fits your task?
Change is unavoidable but outcomes can be chosen
Changes to Fuel Price, Energy Source, Vehicle Type, Travel Habits
Will change the dynamics of a city
Good public transport is essential for a civilised city