Action for Public Transport (N.S.W.) Inc.
|P O Box K606|
|Haymarket NSW 1240|
|31 January 2017|
Action for Public Transport (NSW) is a transport advocacy group, which has been active in Sydney since 1974. We promote the interests of beneficiaries of public transport: passengers and the wider community.
This is Action for Public Transport's response to a call at https://future.transport.nsw.gov.au/technology/program/overview/ for feedback on the Future Transport Technology Roadmap, 2016.
This submission is being emailed as a single document rather than lodged as answers to the questions in your online feedback form. Several people have been involved in preparing this response and compiling their opinions into your framework would distort their contributions.
The following points are ordered arbitrarily:
The planning mix is further complicated by the Greater Sydney Commission (which seems to have good ideas but limited information and no powers) and local government.
Access for residents to employment is critical to boosting city productivity. This has been demonstrated by researchers such as Remy Prud'homme and Chang-Woon Lee of the University of Paris, David Hartgen and M. Gregory Fields of the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Generally, city productivity (economic growth and job creation) can be expected to improve more where employment access is better. Access is measured in the number of jobs that can be reached by the average employee in a certain period of time, like 30 minutes.
Everything we desire from the booming convenience economy is now just a swipe of our smartphones away.
But according to Melbourne academic, Australia's capitals face the same traffic-congested "choking" fate as central London if the burgeoning economy is left unregulated.