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Urban Sustainability and Liveability

Year 10 Geography Fieldwork 2011 Group Response

Eugenia Chong

on 25 May 2011

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Transcript of Urban Sustainability and Liveability

Transport Link Social According to ABS, Around 81% of Australian people never use public transport. http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/0/90A31E6BF324B980CA256F7200832FBD?opendocument remain notably heavy car users Buses were ''a blind spot'' for Melbournians
lack of dedicated bus lanes = they were often stuck in traffic.

Melbourne City Council's urban design director Rob Adams families in suburbs with poor access to trains, trams or high-frequency buses

forced to buy a car Implenting well in CBD area
Improv Have been implenting well in CBD area
Improvement is needed in rural area http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/about-metlink/benefits-of-public-transport/ http://www.theage.com.au/national/car-use-driven-by-lack-of-trains-buses-20091120-iqyq.html Environmental Give more priority to cycling and walking in planning urban development and in managing our road systems and neighbourhoods. Policy 8.7 Improves fitness-reduce number of obesity cases in Australia.
Lower CO2 emissions .
Reduce wearing down on roads -> save money for fixing roads. Weather may vary.
Expence of bikes and equipment. Why might this policy be good? Why might this policy be bad? Achieved by the government at Docklands and Point Cook urban area. Fishermans Bend has remained an industrial area with no improvements. Cycling and walking tracks are located within reasonable distance from facilities in the communities. Policy 8.8 Promote the use of sustainable personal transport options. What's good? Less car traffic on our roads.
Saving money from using your car less. What's bad? Distance between facilities, communities and workplace may be too far.
Government needs to invest more in bike facilities for recreation riding and local journeys.
People may classify a ‘short trip’ as a ‘long trip’. Has not reached its full potential at this stage in the urban development areas, especially at Fishermans Bend. Such as non-motorised travel for short trips and public transport for longer trips. Recreational riders and commuters, instead of just kilometres long bike trails. There needs to be similar structure of routes leading into centres like Knox and Dandenong and to major regional centres like Ballarat and Bendigo. The spatial distribution will then be more even instead of distributing only in the CBD. Identify the destinations people need to get to. Economic Bicycles Bikes from shops are reasonably priced.
Second hand bikes will be for sale in some shops
$100-250 for second band bikes Public Transport vs Cars fair distance to travel, the choice would be between a car and public transport. Advantages of a car availability
comfort Advantages of public transport Transport Costs Cheaper
good transport system in Melbourne http://cms.unimelb.edu.au/studentservices/finaid/planning/cost_of_living/transport http://cms.unimelb.edu.au/studentservices/finaid/planning/cost_of_living/transport http://cms.unimelb.edu.au/studentservices/finaid/planning/cost_of_living/transport Better
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