Govt seeks comment on new Canberra transport plan

By: Jason Whittaker


A new public transport plan for Canberra would see new rapid services developed, a Sustainable Transport Roundtable heard on Monday

A new public transport plan for Canberra would see new rapid services developed, a Sustainable Transport Roundtable heard on Monday (July 27).

ACT Chief Minister and Transport Minister Jon Stanhope released the Strategic Public Transport Network Plan at the roundtable, which was attended by over 70 community leaders.

The plan includes designs for fast, all-day services every 15 minutes, frequent local services with many stops serving continuous high-density areas, peak express non-stop services from town centres to worksites and all-day services in low-density areas every 30-60 minutes.

The plan was developed by Jarrett Walker from McCormack Rankin Cagney.

Stanhope says it sets the vision for how public transport in Canberra could operate by 2031, and would help the ACT meet its sustainable transport target of 16 percent of work trips on public transport by 2026.

Stanhope says the government is seeking input from the community.

Community feedback on the plan will form the basis of the ACT Public Transport Strategy which is a key part of the ACT Government's Sustainable Transport Action Plan 2010-2016, he says.

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