Chair of Infrastructure
Brisbane City Council
Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 6th December 2017
Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
11:30 AM Interactive Panel Discussion – Implementing Strategies to Reduce Overall Congestion in Council Areas
The following panel discussion examines the different policies and regulations that affects traffic congestion and improves traffic flow in council areas. With the focus around what to do around budget constraints for the resurfacing of roads, changes in traffic conditions during local construction projects and communication of network changes due to the building of transport infrastructure near local council areas.
This session will be our most advanced session where 3-4 industry experts will discuss a certain pressing topic in great detail and drawing on their organisation’s journeys. These sessions will be 1 hour consisting of 40 minutes of discussion. In the last 20 minutes the moderator will choose 4 questions from the audience for each of the panel members to answer.
4:30 PM Brisbane City Council – Improving the Transport Network Through Encouragement of Walking, Cycling and Bus Services
Brisbane City Council is seeking to improve the transport network through the encouragement of people to cycle or walk to there destinations, with research demonstrating that almost 40% of car trips are less than 3km - an easy walking distance. Increase in bus services will be added to improve the connectivity of the city in a series of ‘urban centres’ allowing people to live in walking distance of shopping centres, schools and work. Amanda Cooper, the Chair of Infrastructure at Brisbane city council explains the Brisbane Transport Plan and how it has impacted Brisbane residents:
- Results of the rollout of the bus upgrade zone services with results showing improvement in corridor growth leading to bus usage improving from a range of 48%-124%.
- Developing a travel demand management toolkit – Increasing the mode share of sustainable transport – travel blending and individualised marketing
- Improving flexibility and coverage of the public transport system - Translink Network Plan – developing busway stations at major urban centres, bus interchange facilities in the CBD and rail interchange upgrades.