Launceston's Transport Futures

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Q. What is Transport Futures?

A. Greater travel options for the people of Launceston

The Launceston City Council has created a long term planning document that sets out the Council's proposals and strategies to deliver a quality, sustainable and integrated transport system - safer roads, walking, cycling and supporting other modes of transport. It aims to deliver a balanced approach to all transport modes through policy and the allocation of financial and human resources. This plan will guide transport policy and future investment decisions. It will ensure funding for transport is allocated to deliver maximum benefits for Launceston, protect our lifestyle and keep our economy strong.

The building blocks of Transport Futures include: Launceston Traffic Study; Launceston Safer Roads Strategy; Launceston Pedestrian Strategy; and Launceston Bike Strategy.

One page summaries of each of these documents have been developed to give an overview of the contents. Full versions of the documents are available and can be downloaded from the document library.

These Strategies sit alongside and influence the Launceston City Heart Project identified in the Greater Launceston Plan.

We welcome your input into these documents. Whether you walk, cycle, catch a bus or drive a truck we'd love to hear from you. It's a great opportunity to have your say on Launceston's first, long term transport plan.

This is your City and your future.............have your say!

  • Read the DOCUMENTS or just the ONE PAGE SUMMARIES
  • Travel around Launceston on the INTERACTIVE MAP click on the pin, your location and make a comment
  • Join in a conversation with others in the FORUM
  • Take a few moments to complete the SURVEYS
  • Take five minutes to take the QUICK POLLS

Q. What is Transport Futures?

A. Greater travel options for the people of Launceston

The Launceston City Council has created a long term planning document that sets out the Council's proposals and strategies to deliver a quality, sustainable and integrated transport system - safer roads, walking, cycling and supporting other modes of transport. It aims to deliver a balanced approach to all transport modes through policy and the allocation of financial and human resources. This plan will guide transport policy and future investment decisions. It will ensure funding for transport is allocated to deliver maximum benefits for Launceston, protect our lifestyle and keep our economy strong.

The building blocks of Transport Futures include: Launceston Traffic Study; Launceston Safer Roads Strategy; Launceston Pedestrian Strategy; and Launceston Bike Strategy.

One page summaries of each of these documents have been developed to give an overview of the contents. Full versions of the documents are available and can be downloaded from the document library.

These Strategies sit alongside and influence the Launceston City Heart Project identified in the Greater Launceston Plan.

We welcome your input into these documents. Whether you walk, cycle, catch a bus or drive a truck we'd love to hear from you. It's a great opportunity to have your say on Launceston's first, long term transport plan.

This is your City and your future.............have your say!

  • Read the DOCUMENTS or just the ONE PAGE SUMMARIES
  • Travel around Launceston on the INTERACTIVE MAP click on the pin, your location and make a comment
  • Join in a conversation with others in the FORUM
  • Take a few moments to complete the SURVEYS
  • Take five minutes to take the QUICK POLLS
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  • Launceston's Transport Futures

    over 6 years ago
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    This is the document that sits on top of  the traffic studies and all the 'all modes of transport' strategies.  Have a read of the summary pages and/or the full report and tell us your thoughts!  Have we covered everything?  Have we left something out?


  • Bike Strategy

    over 6 years ago
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    The Launceston Bike Strategy outlines the council's actions to make Launceston a great cycling city - a city with a people friendly traffic system, and a place where people like and choose to ride.  Its overall aim is to encourage cycling as a legitimate mode of transport by creating an environment where riding is a safe, convenient, stimulating and appealing experience for everyone. 

    If you could do one thing for cycling in Launceston, what would it be?

    Have  a read of the one page summary and/or the full version of the document and tell us your thoughts!  Have we covered everything? Have we left something out?      

     

  • Pedestrian Strategy

    over 6 years ago
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    In 2012 the Launceston City Council asked the Launceston community to help determine the future direction for pedestrians in Launceston.  The community responded with comments supporting our efforts to ensure Launceston becomes a great walking city.  Council at its meeting on 10 December 2012 voted to adopt this Strategy. 

    If you could do one thing for pedestrians in Launceston, what would it be?

    Have a read of our previous consultation, and/or the one page summary and tell us your thoughts?  Have we covered everything?  Have we left something out?

  • Safer Roads Strategy

    over 6 years ago
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    The Safer Roads Strategy aims to increase inherent safety and quality of road networks for the benefit of all road users, especially the most vulnerable (pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists).  This will be achieved through the implementation of road infrastructure assessment and improved safety-conscious planning; design; construction; and operation of roads.

    If you could do one thing to make roads safer in Launceston, what would it be?

    Have a read of the one page summary and/or the full version of the document and tell us your thoughts!  Have we covered everything?  Have we left something out?

  • Traffic Strategy

    over 6 years ago
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    Have a read of the followng;  see what proposals the Council supports;  have a look at the Kings Meadows Traffic Management Report; and the Launceston Traffic Study and tell us your thoughts!  Have we covered everything!  Have we left something out!  If you could do one thing to improve this strategy, what would it be?

    The Launceston Traffic Study is a collaborative project between the Department of Infrastructure, Energy & Resources (DIER) and the Council to specifically investigate heavy vehicle and passenger vehicle congestion and conflicts within the city boundaries of Launceston. 

    The Council at its meeting on 10 June 2014 resolved to undertake the following projects:

    1. Address the east/west traffic congestion in the context  of the City Heart Project
    2. Undertake design and seek funding for improvements to the Goderich Street / Lindsay Street junciton to improve capacity
    3. Undertake design and works to remove the traffic lights and changes to access at the Lower Charles Street / Esplanade junction while maintaining our improving pedestrian safety and amenity.

    The principle outcome of the Launceston Traffic Study is to identify priority project(s) to allow DIER to undertake the detailed Scoping Study necessary to list the project on the federal government road funding priority list.


    We have also prepared a traffic safety and congestion study for Hobart Road through Kings Meadows.  It models the increases due to a proposed Discount Department Store in the shopping centre. The report proposes a number of Infrastructure Projects to address existing issues and reduce the impact of the new store.this one is resulting from the Launceston traffic study and the king meadows traffic management report.  The Council at at meeting on 10 June 2014 resolved to undertake the following projects:

    1. Provide signage to encourage use of the Southern Outlet
    2. Alter the Wellington Street/Southern Outlet junction to promote use of the Southern Outlet
    3. Support provision of a roundabout at the Midland Highway/Kings Meadows Connector junction
    4. Alter the Kings Meadows Connector/Hobart Road junction to promote use of Kings Meadows Connector
    5. Alter the Hobart Road / Riseley Street / Innocent Street junction to increase capacity and improve safety

     Do you support the initiatives the council has identified?  Or, are there other projects in the report which the council should reconsider!

     


     

  • Bus stops in the CBD

    over 6 years ago
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    Earlier this year businesses in Launceston's CBD asked the Launceston City Council to investigate the possibility of relocating the Metro bus stops in the CBD.  The Council undertook to investigate this request.   A project team was formed which included representatives from the Launceston City Council , Metro, DIER, Cityprom and the Tasmanian Bus Association.  A consultant, Pitt & Sherry were engaged to carry out a study - CBD Bus Interchange Study - to identify a preferred option on the best place for bus stops to be located within the CBD. 

    There were 3 key objectives

    1. That bus stops have to be in a location within easy access to known  destinations, retail outlets, commerce and services (and vice versa)

    2. That bus stops need to be in convenient and practical locations for public bus passengers commuting through the city centre. 

    3. That the 'congregation and waiting areas' of bus stops do not unduly congest entrance ways and shops fronts

    And, the following had to be taken into consideration

    • public taxi ranks;
    • public vehicle storage queue areas and laybys within the CBD;  
    • have appropriate regard for bus operational efficiency,
    • travel times and cost;
    • have regard for improved amenity which may recommend managing private vehicles and increased pedestrianisation

    7 options were considered for the location of the bus stops.  Each option was considered by the project team and scored against a set of agreed criteria .  4 options met this criteria.  They are:  Option 1 - Option 3 - Option 6 - Option 7 

    This is an opportunity to have your say on the bus stops in the CBD!  Read the information, have a look at the interactive map and have your say.