Have your say on choices for riders in Hobart
Tthe City of Hobart is reviewing its transport planning for the city, and has now invited public input on the second module of its review. Module 2 refers to Private Transport, and includes "the modes of transport that individuals have absolute control over. As individuals we can decide to walk, ride a bicycle, ride a motor cycle and drive a car or a mobility vehicle – subject to the standard road rules, licensing and applicable regulations - and at the time we choose".
This part of the transport strategy includes topics of great interest to riders such as:
Peak hour traffic congestion
Health and aging population needs
Active transport - cycling and walking
The Private Transport consultation background paper is now available under the related documents tab on this page. Please read it.
Of course, it is all very well saying people can choose to ride and walk, but if the infrastructure and road environment is unwelcoming or unsafe, then few adults will be comfortable to walk or ride to walk, to school, for business, for coffee and for shopping. Still less will our children and older parents be safe to move about independently. We need streets that are safe and inviting for people from the ages of 8 to 80.
We are also reading the document and preparing our thoughts on best responses. Some early thoughts are:
- we need a clear and coherent network of safe routes to enable riders to easily connect to key destinations
- completing the Hobart Arterial Bike Plan should be a priority
- let's fix up the road environment we already have to support walkers and riders, for example not all roads even have adequate footpaths
PLEASE SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS WITH US AND OTHER RIDERS THROUGH COMMENTS BELOW.
Public comment can be made via:
Online - yoursay.hobartcity.com.au
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org (with Transport Strategy in the subject line)
Post - Transport Strategy
City of Hobart
GPO Box 503
Hobart TAS 7001
Submissions should be lodged by 20 March 2017.