Tony> encouraging parking to move out to the peripheries rather than
encouraging people to drive all the way to their destination
The data shows the reverse happened. After the FTZ was introduced, the
numbers of people driving to the CBD and surrounds from Zone 1 increased,
with PT mode share dropping.
(In contrast the Zone 2 fare cuts introduced at the same time had a
positive effect on PT mode share from zone 2 to the CBD.)
On Tue, 26 Jul 2022 at 13:22, TP historyworks@...> wrote:
> This is a particularly Melbourne thing and very much down to the chronic
> lack of investment in public transport there. There simply isn't enough
> capacity for the existing and latent demand (capacity being a combination
> of vehicle size, fleet size and service frequency). Moreover, they've
> decided to downscale the size of the trams, a decision of epic stupidity,
> but I've promised to stay out of that debate as much as possible!
> Needless to say, free transit zones are widespread around the world,
> including other Australian cities, and features such as encouraging parking
> to move out to the peripheries rather than encouraging people to drive all
> the way to their destination are seen as a good thing. Only in Melbourne
> are they seen as a bad thing, which may be why you have people wanting to
> drive to and park in centres.
> Tony P
> (Who has visited and lived in Melbourne over many years and still doesn't
> understand how Victorians think. It's another country!)
> On Tuesday, 26 July 2022 at 12:02:31 UTC+10 Mal Rowe wrote:
>> Daniel Bowen has had an opinion piece published in today's Age newspaper.
>> I agree with all that he says and experience what he describes, but am
>> not holding my breath for change - especially with an election coming up.
>> Mal Rowe in a city that has a busy heart
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