What You Told Us

A majority of Tasmanians have indicated support for a move towards active and public transport.

They also say infrastructure changes need to be made to minimise the impact of vehicles in the CBD.

New technologies and ‘Smart City’ principles are also popular with Tasmanians and have the potential to significantly change the way we travel.

Tasmanians also say the River Derwent should be a key part of our transport future.

The RACT Greater Hobart Travel Behaviour Survey 2018 showed:

  • 75% of respondents commute by private vehicle. With nearly 50% as the sole occupant
  • 23% of respondents are most likely to walk or cycle in Greater Hobart
  • 63% of respondents living an accessible distance from a proposed ferry route between Bellerive and Hobart said that they would use the service
  • 8% of respondents are most likely to travel on public transport in Greater Hobart
  • 33% of respondents consider that an insufficient road network is the main contributor to congestion in Greater Hobart
  • 30% of people consider that inadequate public transport is the biggest contributor to congestion in Hobart
  • The top four worst rated pinch points in order included Macquarie Street, Davey Street, the Southern Outlet and the Tasman Bridge
  • 54% said work was the main reason to travel into the CBD, with most respondents commuting into the city five days a week
  • 72% of CBD commuters sometimes or often have other tasks they complete on their trip – sometimes or each time they travel
  • 87% of respondents often or sometimes pass through the CBD to get somewhere else