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A ring road for Canberra?

By johnboy 19 March 2012 41

transport plan launch with simon corbell and katy gallagher

Chief Minister Gallagher has announced the release of the Transport for Canberra Strategy.

The key features of the Transport for Canberra Strategy include:

    — 15 minute frequency public transport on the Frequent Network;
    — 30 minute frequency public transport services within a 5-10 minute walk of everyone by 2021;
    — public transport infrastructure: transitways, stations, park and ride and mass transit options like light rail or rapid bus transit;
    — cycling and walking supported by a more compact city through integration of transport and land use planning;
    — increasing public transport, walking and cycling to 23% of work trips by 2016; and,
    — ring roads for traffic that integrate with central road corridors for public transport.

UPDATE 19/03/12 13:19: We’ve now got a copy of the full strategy online.

UPDATE 19/03/12 13:28: The Greens have expressed joy that their 30 minute bus guarantee has made the strategic cut, but disappointment previous strategies have come and gone with little change.

UPDATE 19/03/12 17:18: The Heart Foundation have expressed their enthusiasm for what they see as a document to get people driving less and exercising more.

[Photo courtesy of Simon Corbell’s office]

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caf 1:31 pm 04 Apr 12

If we get a ring road, can we call it the Capital Beltway?

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