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High car dependency recognised

The Institute has responded to the Redlands Coast Council on its recently released draft Transport Strategy.

The Institute supports the Redlands Coast on some of the work included in the draft strategy, including:

  • Recognition of high car dependency and congestion
  • Development of a timeline for delivery for critical transport projects
  • Aligning the strategy’s timeframe to 2041 with ShapingSEQ
  • Commitment to specific priorities including Local Area Transport Plans, Travel Behaviour, Active Travel, and Wayfinding.

The Institute has encouraged council to do more to avoid ‘too much of the same’, resulting in the system being placed under even greater strain. Institute recommendations included:

  • Identifying additional growth areas and infill development related to public transport routes
  • Committing to clear mode share targets away from motor car use and then:
    • Identifying investments to achieve the mode share targets
    • Monitoring and publicly communicate achievement against the mode share targets
  • Support and facilitate innovative micro smart shared mobility revolution options.

The Institute has supported the council’s advocacy on transport such as the importance of region-shaping public transport corridors, including the duplication of Cleveland line and the Eastern Busway.

The Redland Transport Strategy can be seen here. For more information on the UDIA Queensland submission, please follow this link here. Should members have any questions or concerns regarding the submission, please contact Policy Manager Martin Zaltron via mzaltron@udiaqld.com.au.