Canberra public transport improvements

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Canberra public transport capacity
Priority Initiative
Location
Belconnen, Queanbeyan to central Canberra, ACT
Geography
Smaller cities and regional centres
Category
Urban Congestion
Problem/Opportunity timeframe
Medium term (5-10 years)
Proposed By
ACT Government
Date added to the IPL
17 February 2016

Problem

Canberra’s limited public transport network capacity, coupled with high rates of private vehicle reliance, is causing the transport network to suffer from increasing congestion. Congestion is likely to be exacerbated by projected significant population growth.

This congestion results in adverse economic impacts through increased travel times and higher vehicle operating costs.

Proposed initiative

The initiative proposes to develop bus transit corridors connecting Belconnen and Queanbeyan to central Canberra. These corridors will provide an integrated transport solution, reducing traffic congestion and providing transport network capacity for future economic development in the region.

Next steps

Proponent to identify initiatives and develop options (Stage 2 of Infrastructure Australia’s Assessment Framework).