Draft Integrated Transport Strategy

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Sunshine Coast Council has released a draft Integrated Transport Strategy to capture the opportunities and respond to the challenges facing our region over the next 20 or so years.

The draft strategy seeks to achieve a connected, smart, integrated, safe and efficient transport system that contributes to the region’s economic viability, sustainability and lifestyle.

Community Engagement

Council is seeking your feedback on the draft Integrated Transport Strategy to ensure we are on the right track and invites you to have your say before Friday, 20 July 2018.

You can also view a hard copy and provide feedback at all

Sunshine Coast Council has released a draft Integrated Transport Strategy to capture the opportunities and respond to the challenges facing our region over the next 20 or so years.

The draft strategy seeks to achieve a connected, smart, integrated, safe and efficient transport system that contributes to the region’s economic viability, sustainability and lifestyle.

Community Engagement

Council is seeking your feedback on the draft Integrated Transport Strategy to ensure we are on the right track and invites you to have your say before Friday, 20 July 2018.

You can also view a hard copy and provide feedback at all Sunshine Coast Council Libraries and Customer Service Centres during this period.

Overview

As the second fastest growing region in Queensland, it is important to plan ahead if current and future residents are to enjoy safe, reliable and convenient travel within an efficient transport network.

The SEQ Regional Plan forecasts that our region’s population will reach more than 500,000 by 2041. That’s an additional 200,000 new residents coming to the Sunshine Coast over the next 20 or so years.

This is why our Council is doing the planning now to accommodate this growth and enable people to move around more efficiently.

The draft strategy proposes common sense solutions to manage demand and challenge travel behaviour as our region continues to grow and pressure comes to bear on our existing – and what is essentially, an inadequate - network.

But we cannot achieve this alone.

The draft strategy is an important part of Council's commitment to long-term transport planning and identifies the need to prioritise investment in public transport infrastructure balanced with the needs of the road network and other transport solutions.

To tackle future congestion and provide an effective road network with ‘essential only’ road upgrades, there really are only two levers available – better, more extensive and integrated public transport solutions and managing car parking demand.

Council has responsibility for car parking and developed the region’s Parking Management Plan in 2017 to guide parking activities to help maintain the Sunshine Coast's distinctive lifestyle and manage parking demand.

Public transport solutions are however, ultimately the responsibility of the State Government.

Council continues to advocate to the other tiers of government to achieve an effective, integrated public transport solution for the region – a solution our residents deserve.

After all, 82 cents in every tax dollar raised go to the Federal Government, 15 cents go to the State Government and only three cents come to Local Government.

So, as well as outlining council’s commitment to addressing the Sunshine Coast’s transport needs, the draft strategy clearly identifies the respective roles and responsibilities of other levels of government and the private sector.

Through sound planning and by working with other tiers of government, the private sector and the community, council aims to maintain our lifestyle advantages and the distinctive character of the communities that make up our region.

Background

The Sunshine Coast Council Draft Integrated Transport Strategy will replace the Sustainable Transport Strategy 2011 – 2031. Since its implementation in 2011, Council has achieved a range of outcomes through the Sustainable Transport Strategy. This update to the strategy aligns with new corporate and strategic planning documents and provides revised objectives for the Coast’s transport system.

Where to from here

Information received during the consultation period will help inform the final Integrated Transport Strategy.

Please take a moment to provide your comments


Sunshine Coast Council - Draft Integrated Transport Strategy Feedback form

Prior to completing this Have Your Say feedback form, it is recommended you read the Draft Integrated Transport Strategy and/or the project leaflet.

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What travel choice options would you select as most beneficial to you?
What travel choice options would you select as most beneficial to you? Beneficial Not beneficial
Public transport (bus, passenger rail, light rail)
On-demand passenger transport (flexible on-demand services)
Walking
Cycling
Autonomous vehicles - both private and public (vehicle capable of driving with limited or no human input)
Electric bikes (electric powered bikes)
Ride share (pre-booked individual/shared service)
Carpool (pre-arranged sharing of a car trip with a passenger)
Car share (membership based short term car rental)
Bike share (short term bike rental)
Online travel planning tools (webb and app based travel information)
Do you support the Draft Integrated Transport Strategy vision "In 2041, the Sunshine Coast community is connected by a smart, integrated, safe and efficient transport system. This transport system is embraced by the community, enhances the quality of life, contributes to the economic viability and adds to the sustainability of the region."
Which Strategies for Success do you identify as most important for transport on the Sunshine Coast?
Which Strategies for Success do you identify as most important for transport on the Sunshine Coast? Important Somewhat important Not important
A connected passenger transport network - a seamless door-to-door travel experience incorporating a mix of traditional public transport (e.g. scheduled bus services) and emerging smart mobility travel options (e.g. ride share, car share).
Integrated transport and land use - a more compact urban form focussed around high frequency public transport connections.
A more healthy and active region - walking and cycling are important transport options that deliver significant health and economic benefits and improved lifestyle outcomes.
Changing our travel behaviour - deliver travel behaviour change initiatives to reduce reliance on private car trips and achieve a shift to increased passenger and active transport.
Smart mobility for the future - support the introduction of smart mobility solutions to increase travel choice and improve first and last mile trips.
A safe, efficient and sustainable road and freight network – an integrated approach to road management and upgrades that delivers improved safety, connectivity, capacity and efficiency for all road users.
Better managed parking – manage parking across the region to protect our lifestyle, support economic activity and link to improvements in passenger transport.
In order to protect our lifestyle, do you agree that the future will need a reduced reliance on the car for travel?
Considering the draft strategy's mode share targets, do you think the future target percentage should be:
Considering the draft strategy's mode share targets, do you think the future target percentage should be: Higher About right Lower
Car and freight travel 70% (down from 85% now)
Active transport - walking and cycling 20% (up from 12% now)
Passenger transport - bus, ride share, taxi, light rail, train 10% (up from 3% now)
Which desired policy outcome do you identify as most important to cope with increased transport demand on the Sunshine Coast?
Which desired policy outcome do you identify as most important to cope with increased transport demand on the Sunshine Coast? Important Somewhat important Not important
Increase road capacity
Better managed parking
High frequency public transport connections
More compact urban form around high frequency public transport connections
Improved local feeder bus services
Smart mobility travel choices
Increased trips by walking
Increased trips by cycling
Technology that helps people travel
Travel behaviour change
As transport options improve, are you prepared to change your individual travel choices to support the draft Integrated Transport Strategy outcomes?
In the future, as transport options improve, what travel choice options do you expect to use?
In the future, as transport options improve, what travel choice options do you expect to use? Regular Occasional Infrequent Never
Car share (membership based short term car rental)
Public transport (bus, passenger rail, light rail)
On-demand passenger transport (flexible on-demand services)
Walking
Cycling
Autonomous vehicles (vehicle capable of driving with limited or no human input)
Electric bicycles (electric powered bikes)
Ride share (pre-booked invididual/shared service)
Carpool (pre-arranged sharing of a car trip with a passenger)
Bike share (short term bike rental)
Online travel planning tools (web and app based travel information)
Do you agree that significant effort is required in travel behaviour change to achieve the desired transport outcomes?
Do you agree the community has a significant role to play to achieve the draft Integrated Transport Strategy vision and objectives?
Does the draft Integrated Transport Strategy improve your level of understanding of the roles and responsibilities of all levels of government and the private sector?
Should Council continue to advocate strongly to other levels of government for its fair share of investment to deliver catch up transport infrastructure and services?
Does the draft Integrated Transport Strategy provide the necessary framework to meet the growth challenges facing the region?
Do you agree the draft Integrated Transport Strategy will provide the platform to achieve the future 2041 vision?

Thank you for providing feedback