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WestConnex: Responding to Population Needs, Easing Congestion and Creating a Better Connected Sydney
To help relieve mounting pressure on Sydney’s main roads, the NSW Government invested in WestConnex, Australia’s largest transport infrastructure project costing some $17 billion, which will widen and extend the M4, duplicate the M5 East and join them together to form a continuous, free-flowing 33 kilometre western bypass of Sydney’s CBD.
Ahead of the Congestion and Urban Mobility Summit 2017 we chat to Dennis Cliche, CEO of the Sydney Motorway Corporation and WestConnex. In this article we explore the impact of the WestConnex project for the residents of Greater Sydney and delve into the strategies employed; from financing to stakeholder engagement and project management, to effectively deliver the massive transport project.
Ahead of the Congestion & Urban Mobility Summit 2017 we chat to Wayne Harvey, Manager of the Smart Journey Systems Group which look after VicRoads’ arterial road network ITS infrastructure, which is valued at about $1 billion and comprises all traffic signals along managed motorways and network road aids.
In this article Wayne shares with us details of how VicRoads is working to ease mounting congestion pressure through the use of smart technology that will streamline and optimise the public transport network and encourage commuters out of private vehicles through faster, more frequent tram and bus services.
The latest travel time report published earlier this year by the Brisbane City Council proves congestion on Brisbane’s major local roads was getting worse with congestion levels up 3% across the network since last year and traffic crawling at a mere 27 km/h on 18 key corridors during the morning peak.
Brisbane as a city is the fastest growing region in Australia. With ongoing population growth and increasing pressures on the road network, Brisbane City is in need of new transport infrastructure and a shift in mindset to help encourage the use of public transport and cycle paths as a viable alternative to driving.
Ahead of the Congestion and Urban Mobility Summit 2017 we explore the challenges Brisbane City Council’s (BCC) comprehensive Transport Plan for Brisbane 2008-2026 is aiming to overcome and delve into the strategies Council is using to help reduce congestion and improve urban mobility.
Ahead of the Congestion & Urban Mobility Summit 2017 we look at key congestion-busting strategies employed by city and state councils and further explore the affect these strategies will ultimately have on congestion, commute times and city-wide connectivity.
MALCOLM Turnbull will today pour $100 million into the Bennelong electorate to build a major transport hub, as the Liberal Party fights to hold onto the seat to secure a governing majority.
THE M1 car park will cost Gold Coast workers travelling to Brisbane more than $400 million in lost wages each year unless a solution is found to the gridlock.
The estimated congestion cost is conservative because it only assumes delayed travel times on the Pacific Motorway will be extended by 30 minutes each way.
The forecast is made from using the latest Treasury figures which predict the Coast workforce travelling to Brisbane will increase to 45,000 in 2040-41.
MOTORING group RACQ has added pressure to the Government for a massive overhaul of roads and public transport claiming the southeast was facing choking congestion unless funding was allocated.
Its top 10 transport projects included the development of the Cross River Rail, a north-south urban arterial to relieve pressure on the Bruce Highway and a north west transport corridor.
RACQ spokesman Paul Turner said the region was facing the prospect of being smothered by long commutes and crowded, unreliable public transport if government failed to keep up the pace of new funding.