Action for Public Transport (N.S.W.) Inc.
Action for Public Transport (NSW) is a public transport users' advocacy group, active in Sydney since 1975.
We note that the Plan includes a number of proposed roadworks which are intended to increase road capacity. Except for roadworks that are expressly to facilitate bus services, we generally disapprove of such roadworks. There is much evidence to show that road amplifications in cities such as Sydney do little beyond generate additional traffic that soon absorbs the new capacity, negating travel time savings.
In particular, we disagree for that reason with certain of the proposed roadworks that reduce footpath space. This applies to "reclaiming footpath extensions" and to footpath reductions under any other name.