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Sydney’s transport system is suffering due to the fact that may services do not in link with where Sydney residents need to travel. Victoria Road is a very congested route in peak hour. This presentation designed concepts on how to make Victoria Road become less congested.

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  1. 1. Transport can be described broadly as the movement of goods and people from an origin to a destination. It is one of the most fundamental aspects of an advanced economy , as it provides a window to the wider world. (ABS, 2009) By David Baker and Thea Roberts Sydney Transport
  2. 2. “… our services do not link enough people with where they work, and they are in disrepair from years of under-investment by various governments.” (Metro Metrics, p42, 2006) “By far the biggest driver of our transport problems is the fact that our patterns of where we live, work, learn, shop and play have not been matched by changes in transport infrastructure or services.” (Metro Metrics, p42, 2006)
  3. 3. “ In 2006, Sydney residents made 15.9 million trips each weekday , a growth of about 200,000 trips. This represents a 1.2% increase from the previous year, an upturn from several years of contracting growth…” (Ministry of Transport, 2006) “In 2006, Sydney residents travelled a total of 150.3 million kilometres on an average weekday …” (Ministry of Transport, 2006)
  4. 4. "There's an extra 1 million vehicles on our roads and an extra 600,000 drivers since 1996." (Linton, 2008) “Roads can sometimes make it easier to get to some places, for example the M7, but the question then is: access to what? ” (Simpson, R. 2008)
  5. 5. <ul><li>“ The automobile dominates all forms of movement to school, shops and recreation. ” (Metro Metrics, p44, 2006) </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Victoria Road </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Commuters crawl home on Victoria Road, Sydney's worst … ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Robbins, B 2008) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“… the slowest artery was Victoria Road, at 23kmh , down from 29kmh five years ago”. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Robbins, B 2008) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Going home, Victoria Road remains the most congested route”. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Robbins, B 2008) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 9. Population of communities along Victoria Road Total estimated population of area 128 220
  8. 10. Train lines and stations
  9. 11. Road network
  10. 12. Bus lines
  11. 13. <ul><li>Our design: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Light-rail system along Victoria Road </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implementing the transit orientated development (TOD) scheme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Standardise ticketing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improved, more extensive bus system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dedicated bike lanes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Standardising footpath widths </li></ul></ul>
  12. 14. Design- in situ
  13. 15. Design- Focus
  14. 16. Existing Light / monorail
  15. 17. Design- section
  16. 18. Design- Montage
  17. 19. Design- Montage
  18. 20. Design- Montage station
  19. 21. <ul><li>Light-rail </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Light rail is a type of transit service that operates relatively light weight, self-propelled (usually by electric motors) vehicles that have steel wheels that run on standard steel rails. The technology is basically the same as that of streetcars (called trams in some countries), although light rail systems usually operate on separate rights of way rather than streets for most of their length and provide faster service than streetcars. (Eastside Rail Now, 2008) </li></ul></ul>
  20. 22. <ul><li>“ TOD  is a major solution to the serious and growing problems of peak oil and global warming  by creating dense , walk able communities connected to a train line that greatly reduce the need for driving and the burning of fossil fuels” </li></ul><ul><li>(Transit Orientated Design 2008) </li></ul>
  21. 23. <ul><li>This is a road with the same number of people in cars </li></ul>… and a light rail system (WordPress 2007)
  22. 24. Solutions Shot-term <5 years • bus usage incentives • car usage restrictions • increased bus services • integrated ticketing Mid-term 5-10 years • light-rail service • bike lanes • increase footpath width <ul><li>Long-term >10 years </li></ul><ul><li>• Maintenance, retro fitting and improvement </li></ul><ul><li>• Continued use </li></ul><ul><li>Extensions </li></ul>
  23. 25. <ul><li>Prevention </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Implement combination of solutions </li></ul></ul>
  24. 26. <ul><li>Altering existing… </li></ul><ul><li>infrastructure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Further infrastructure is needed such as light-rail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slight modification to existing road network to cater for new use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TODS- greater density in community centres </li></ul></ul><ul><li>legislation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Restrictions on automobile driving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ticketing integration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Development laws </li></ul></ul>
  25. 27. <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Existing infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community disturbance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resistance to change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sceptics </li></ul></ul>
  26. 28. <ul><li>Implications/effects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will join gaps in existing transport infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lower noise for surrounding residents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More enjoyable, trust worthy and reliable travel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improved access for all to public transport </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ease of traffic congestion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decreased travel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>times </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced cost for </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Individual </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Business </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Economy </li></ul></ul></ul>
  27. 29. <ul><li>Precedents </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Australia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Melbourne </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>San Diego Trolley, US </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tranvia de tenerife, Spain </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Manchester Metrolink, UK </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lucas, Public of Ireland </li></ul></ul></ul>
  28. 30. Downtown Phoenix, Arizona, US
  29. 31. <ul><li>Alterations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Light-rail infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bike lane infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Competent sophisticated bus system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtually complete removal of cars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People’s perceptions of public transport, changing the stigma </li></ul></ul>
  30. 32. <ul><li>Scope of light-rail infrastructure: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Implementation of steel railing on existing roads </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Installation of overhead electrical power supply and distribution system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Construction of light-rail stop platform structures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Incorporation of suitable (low growing) landscape treatments into tram-stop modifications to enhance overall security (improved sight lines). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The new light-rail cars are progressively introduced into service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Construction of a maintenance depot </li></ul></ul>
  31. 33. <ul><li>Time frame </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Design and budget confirmed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Planning, strategy, schedule </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mid: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Implement ideas </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Laying down initial infrastructure , eg tracks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Construction of materials </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Standardisation of network, roads, footpath </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bus system updated for temporary construction and future use in integrated system </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Final: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Trail use and implementation of light rail </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Detailing lines and TODS </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Consideration for future use i.e. maintenance </li></ul></ul></ul>
  32. 34. <ul><li>Cost </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$2.5 million dollars per kilometre </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>22 kilometres of proposed light rail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adding labour and extras the budget will only need to allow $65 million , for our light rail proposal compared to the $12.5 billion for the north-west metro line proposal </li></ul></ul>
  33. 35. <ul><li>Why/benefits? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“… seen a surge in the construction of light rail…This is a result of several factors, including rising fuel prices , growing concern about air pollution , realisation that busses are not a good solution for heavily trafficked routes and advances in rail transit technology .” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Eastside Rail Now, 2008) </li></ul></ul>
  34. 37. <ul><li>““ In these troubled economic times , there is no doubt that a significant project to implement Light Rail will help keep the Australian economy buoyant. It will provide ongoing economic stimuli through related development , urban design and investment, as well as addressing the longer term public transport infrastructure and environmental issues ” , stated Mr. Reynolds” </li></ul>
  35. 38. THANKS
  36. 39. <ul><li>Bibliography </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Australian Bureau of Statistics. (last updated16/01/09) Australian Bureau of Statistics Date accessed 19/01/09 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Benns, M (2006) Bleak Outlook for Sydney’s Roads Sydney Morning Herald March 26, 2006 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eastside Rail Now, (2008) Eastside Rail Now visited 19/01/09 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pollard, A (2008) Peakoil-annonce;Light Rail submission makes Infrastructure Australia short list UTC 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Robbins, B (2008) Peak-hour Speed 31km/hr Brisbane Times, December 10, 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transadelade (2004) Upgrade of Glenelg tramway infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transit Orientated Design (2008) Transit Orientated Design; Design for a livable sustainable future visited 20/01/09 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will, 2007 Light rail causes congestion? Of cause not, unless you’re a… Word Press (11/01/07) visited on 21/01/09 </li></ul></ul>