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Transport

Consumer:

Encouraging public transport use and introducing mechanisms to reduce reliance on private cars as the primary mode of transport

More details/ possibilities:
  • Proximity to public transport
  • Programs that incentivise walking and cycling
  • Car pool facilities and incentives (e.g. car sharing, community owned vehicles)
  • Encouraging increased use of non-fossil fuel power
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Infrastructure:

Strategies that improve public transport and walking/ cycling infrastructure

More details/ possibilities:
  • Provision of cycle storage and change facilities at key nodes
  • Varied scale of transport networks
  • Connected networks
  • Regulatory support for reducing the need for car parking and promoting public transport infrastructure
  • Early provision of public transport services to ensure that the habitual use of the car is not established

Urban Planning:

Provide a safe and attractive public realm for cyclists, pedestrians and public transport modes to reduce car dependency

More details/ possibilities:
  • Safe and sheltered waiting areas
  • Walkable communities
  • Transit Oriented Development (TOD)
  • Pedestrian Prioritisation Strategies (POD)
  • Urban design aiming for pedestrian safety
  • Urban planning that encourages public transport (i.e. bus route, parking near stations, etc.)
  • Bicycle path network (on and off-road) and end of trip facilities
  • Encouragement of scooters / motorcycles by providing more parking in key destinations
  • Long term cost and benefit consideration for transport strategy
  • Relaxed minimum parking requirements for inner-urban residential developments

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Building Design:

Built form facilities and initiatives designed to promote walking and cycling

More details/ possibilities:
  • Reduce Council requirements for minimum parking
  • More parking dispensations for encouraging alternative transport modes in new developments
  • Optimise quality and amenity of recreational path networks (across development boundaries)
  • Increasing diversity and mix in transit orientated development environments
  • Integration of the transportation requirements for developments with DoT's broader strategic requirements and initiatives