Better Buses in the West
John provided the context for his work, noting that transport is a significant contributor to cost of living pressures; the current bus contract model is not appropriate to the complexities of running electric buses, and that this will require a shift in the way we operate buses.
Frequency is freedom
His work is based on recent changes which have been successfully implemented in Auckland, with the aim of creating a much more frequent service (the motto was “Frequency is Freedom”). The Auckland project is delivering 5 x the increase in PT user growth compared to population growth.
John identified three stages for the successful campaign, noting that Auckland’s project took 10 years from idea to implementation.:
- Gain popular support (a complex and sophisticated engagement campaign would be required)
- Get a political mandate with clear commitments
- Bed down the technology within transport agencies.
A recent project in Auckland is delivering 5 x the increase in PT user growth compared to population growth.
Councils & DTP
DTP and Council working together on Active Transport was the main topic of discussion at the May meeting.
IV SAYS GET ON BOARD
Get on board: Making the most of Melbourne's buses is a discussion paper
presented by Infrastructure Victoria's Peter Kartsidimas
MTF's February meeting heard two presentations from local planners who have looked at overseas examples of urban transport planning.
Congrats to speakers
Congratulations to the successful candidates and MPs who participated in one of our MTF Transport Forums before the election.
All FORUM VIDEOS
Eight MTF Transport Forums were held across Melbourne in July - October 2022
# Melbourne Airport
Melbourne Airport: Master Development Plan consultation and 3rd Runway Project
Four members of the DoT Active Transport Team discuss the learnings from the recent pop-up cycle lanes in Melbourne and suburbs.
THE Grattan Car Plan
The Grattan Car Plan: practical policies for cleaner transport and better cities.
Presented by Marion Terrill, 2 March 2022.
Moving Forward Together
Moving Forward Together: Advancing Safe, Inclusive and Resilient Streets. A presentation by Melissa and Chris Bruntlett, noted Canadian / Dutch cycling ambassadors.
Victorian freight planning and policy initiatives update
Freight Victoria’s presentation on the fascinating topic of freight planning was the highlight of the December MTF meeting.