I personally know nothing about this, but it sounds important for Sydneysiders...?
Following the success of World Youth Day 2008 in Sydney, the Premier has announced a CBD Mobility Forum to build upon and further develop measures to keep the Sydney CBD moving smoothly.
Forum participants will include current transport operators, transport planning experts from Government and the private sector and business representatives. It will focus on measures to improve mobility in Sydney's CBD, using existing infrastructure and resources more effectively and drawing on the experience of other major global cities in handling transport flows.
The NSW Government has a record infrastructure investment plan for transport including the purchase of new train carriages and buses and the construction of the Epping to Chatswood Rail Line, the South West Rail Link and the $12 billion North West Metro. Planning and investigations have also commenced on the M4 East, the duplication of the M5 East, a Western Sydney Metro and other major transport projects.
To complement this extensive infrastructure plan, the NSW Government is seeking input from individuals, groups and organisations to identify practical and sustainable ideas to improve mobility to, from and within Sydney’s CBD using existing infrastructure and resources.
Make a submission
Submissions may involve a single suggestion or a wide range of innovative ideas. Ideally they should be kept to no more than five pages.
Submissions may address any of the following areas:
* Traffic Management – Proposals to better use existing road assets to improve mobility eg clearways, traffic light sequencing, street directional changes, etc
* Public Transport Management – Proposals to improve timeliness and better match existing supply to demand eg timetable changes, route changes, bus lane changes, development of alternative private services, etc
* Non-price Demand Management – Proposals to reduce pressure on the transport system at peak times using non-price measures eg more flexible work hours, telecommuting, managing truck traffic and delivery times, managing the supply of parking, etc
* Price-based Demand Management – Proposals to use pricing to manage demand for road and public transport services during the peak eg managing the price of parking, off-peak pricing on public transport, variable tolls on motorways
Submissions should be lodged by 22 August 2008 either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to CBD Mobility Forum, Department of Premier and Cabinet, GPO Box 5341, SYDNEY NSW 2001. Submissions may be made publicly available on the Department’s website.
From Rob240R on AussieElises:
ok , its time for the lotus party to spring into action . the nsw govt has called for submissions by 22/8 .
no more than 5 pages .topics .... traffic management / public transport management / non price demand management / price demand management [ ie; tax to drive on OUR roads in OUR city ]
email submissions to email@example.com or post to CBD mobility forum , dept of premier and cabinet , gpo box 5341 sydney .
respectfully suggest submit that there should be NO CONGESTION TAX as its just stupid etc etc / more clearways both directions / no bus lanes as they are a waste of commuinty resources given the lanes are empty most of the time and transit lanes instead .
we NEED numbers here , lots of submissions . to counter the idiot scrubby / hippies etc who will be submitting cars should be confiscated and destroyed as a pedestrain may jump in front of one .
hop to it !! our civic duty calls