Travel in the local Chatswood and Willoughby area will be quicker, more convenient and safer as part of the Future Transport Strategy unveiled by the NSW Government this week.
The Strategy includes a vision to create connected 30-minute cities and convenient 15-minute neighbourhoods, starting with the piloting of Future Transport Hubs in Chatswood that will provide commuters with a one-stop-shop for a range of essential services.
Member for Willoughby Tim James said Chatswood is the north shore’s economic hub located approximately 12 kilometres from the Sydney CBD, known for its range of retail and commercial activities and its regional performing arts complex.
“The area offers a range of multi-modal options including walking, cycling, trains, metro and buses.
“Transport for NSW is completing a trialling and testing phase to understand how customers in Chatswood are using public and active transport.
“Outcomes from these initiatives will inform decision making around the proposed Transport Hub in Chatswood.
“The Hub will enable a seamless connected customer experience – linking multiple modes of Transport such as buses, walking, cycleways and ride share with improved signs and real time information,” Mr James said.
Minister for Infrastructure, Cities and Active Transport Rob Stokes said the Future Transport Strategy shapes our future planning, investment, delivery and operations to give people more choice, greater access and better places.
“Train stations shouldn’t just be for trains, roads shouldn’t just be for cars, they are places for people and our whole transport network should adapt to our citizens various and changing needs,” Mr Stokes said.
“We understand people lead busy lives which is why we’re piloting convenient one-stop-shops for all your services at transport hubs by harnessing developments in data and technology.”
To read more: https://future.transport.nsw.gov.au/.