The Greens’ Caroline Le Couteur is celebrating some success for her calls that buses should run through the under construction suburbs of Molonglo to ensure new residents don’t succumb to the siren song of car ownership.
The Greens have outlined a sustainability strategy for Molonglo which includes:
– Bus-only priority routes on arterial roads to City/Barton/Russell
– Park’n’ride and Bike’n’ride facilities from day one
– Cycle highways connecting Molonglo to City/Barton/Russell
– Public transport infrastructure designed to adapt easily to potential future non-bus public transport options
“Nobody is going to wait for 6 months at a bus stop. Waiting for demand to develop in new suburbs was simply consigning residents to their cars from the outset, which sends the wrong message about the kind of suburbs we want to build.”