Creating a city that works: opportunities and solutions for a more sustainable Melbourne: position paper on passenger transport and urbanisation

More sustainable solutions to passenger transport and urbanisation challenges are available. Victoria has access to less energy intensive forms of transport, for both public transport and for private vehicles. We understand the patterns of urban development that allow people to walk and cycle to local services and community facilities. In addition, we are getting better at integrating transport technologies and urban design, for example through transit oriented development. The challenge is to develop and maintain the will to institute the fundamental changes that we know are necessary over the longer term. There are three key areas that require further attention if we are to ensure change occurs in the right direction and in a timely manner. The first is better use of rational pricing. The second is improved integration and coordination of land use planning and transport planning. The third is leadership from government. This position paper on passenger transport and urbanization aims to stimulate discussion, raise key issues, analyse some of the current responses to those issues, explore institutional barriers to change, and recommend some actions to help improve the sustainability of Melbourne's urban environment and transport system.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 33p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01386820
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 9781921147081
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 9:50PM