Planning and Policy Manager
Urban Task Force
5:10 PM Reducing Congestion Through Developing High Density Urban Areas Located Near Existing Transport Services
Increase in urban density has been shown to improve congestion conditions in cities. With studies demonstrating that for every 10% increase in population density leads to a 6% increase in passenger movement on trains, and the doubling of density known to reduce the number of cars and vehicle miles travelled per household by 25%. The development of urban centres is the focus of the following presentation which examines:
- Building relationships between town planners, developers and government to build transportation networks for high population growth areas
- Ensuring land use controls are developed for mixed use neighbourhoods in inner and middle ring suburbs with available transport infrastructure.
- Investing in Infrastructure encourages development – the billion dollar Western Sydney road investment and how it increases population density.