Sydney's metropolitan plan: doing the same things better or changing directions?

The recent development of another Sydney Metropolitan Plan resulted from an intense effort that addressed some critical issues, particularly regarding land-use planning. But its weakest section is transport. The Plan did try to broaden the perspective to some extent by recognising that the transport task is not just journey-to-work arterial trips that usually take an hour or more. This paper highlights the two fundamental problems that underlie our development of transport plans: we have had a supply side rather than a demand side approach; and we treat the public like voters rather than like users. As a way to avoid the stultifying procedures of the past, this paper recommends a new process for developing plans and also addresses some new issues that go beyond the usual points of discussion in land-use/transport planning. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see ITRD abstract no. E214755.


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  • Accession Number: 01050629
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0957884052
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 4 2007 11:46PM