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Years 1 - 5

Indicative cost $64 million

  • Deliver infrastructure projects that reduce interaction between people and vehicles in the CBD (eg. shared spaces similar to Liverpool St).
  • Establish limited ferry service with up to three routes between the CBD and Eastern Shore.
  • Establish a scheme to subsidise patronage of public transport.
  • Create ‘end of line’ park-and-ride facilities to service key population centres (eg. Bridgewater, Kingston, Sorell, Howrah and Claremont) with low cost/free parking.
  • Remove on-street parking in key locations to facilitate prioritisation measures for public transport (eg. Main Rd/Elizabeth St, Sandy Bay Rd), as well as separated cycleways.
  • Commence work on active transport spines in the CBD in each direction, including from the Rivulet Track to Intercity Cycleway, Elizabeth St south and north bound and from Sandy Bay to CBD.
  • Upgrade public transport infrastructure and access to information (eg. bus shelters, arrival and departure times).
  • Retrofit existing infrastructure to provide connections to active transport spines.
  • Develop a settlement strategy that encourages infill development and densification around public transport routes and active urban centres. This should focus on:
    • Appropriately pricing and managing supply of parking opportunities in the CBD.
    • Higher density in existing urban areas.
    • Shifting some large-scale industry and freight services from the Derwent Park area closer to the Brighton industrial hub, allowing for more residential development closer to the Hobart CBD.
  • Enforce clearways on Macquarie and Davey streets, as well as a review of pinch points to determine other priority locations for clearways. RACT supports the removal of on-street parking to facilitate this.
  • Establish priority measures to support ride and car sharing services.
  • Undertake analysis and assessment of options for infrastructure projects that significantly reduce the volume of traffic in the city, if a mode share of 20% is not achieved in 10 years.
  • Commence implementation of a single ticket system as ferry service commences.
  • Commence planning for systems to enable a mobility network where users can access all transport modes under a single ticketing and payment gateway (ie. ‘mobility as a service’).       

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