How can I provide my feedback?

    There are a number of ways -

    ONLINE  www.yourviewholdfast.com/ITS

    You can 
    • pin comments to a place on a map, 
    • provide ideas on the Forum questions
    • register for and join one of 2 community workshops or
    • drop in and chat with council staff at 2 drop in sessions
    • comment on the Draft Vision
    • make general comments.

    We are happy to receive email submissions or written submissions.

    EMAIL  mail@holdfast.sa.gov.au with Integrated Transport Strategy in the header

    WRITING

    Your View: Integrated Transport Strategy

    REPLY PAID 85436

    City of Holdfast Bay

    Brighton SA 5048

    IN PERSON AT

    You may wish to speak with someone in person at Brighton Civic Centre, 24 Jetty Road, Brighton

    Can I attend both workshops?

    No. Both workshops will be the same and we would prefer that as many people as possible have a chance to attend these two workshops which can accommodate a limited number of participants.  The 2 drop -in opportunities provide individuals the opportunity to have much the same similar input.

    Who do I contact for more information?

    CAROLINE CHAPMAN
    Strategic Planner
    City of Holdfast Bay
    P08 8229 9999
    E mail@holdfast.sa.gov.au



    What happens to my feedback?

    The input from this engagement will assist us to draft an Integrated Transport Strategy that identifies the issues and potential options and actions to address them. These will include advocating to organisations that control the transport network and many of its assets. 

    What are the next steps?

    A Draft Strategy will be made available for public feedback later in the year before Council considers finalising it.

    The Integrated Transport Strategy will provide the framework to guide more detailed future examination and investigations to better manage or resolve issues. Responses may include relatively simple physical actions like local area traffic calming works, expensive infrastructure construction options, and complex technical tools and solutions as they become viable (including smart technologies).

    What is 'rat-running'?

    Rat running occurs when traffic responds to congestion on main roads by finding alternative routes through local roads to avoid bottle-necks and slow areas. This can result in choked local roads and intersections where there is limited movement in some directions contra to the main flow. 

    What is meant by integrated transport?

    Integrated transport refers to a transport system where multiple types or modes of transport are efficiently linked to operate as one 'network' that provides seamless door to door travel for an individual or group.

    What is Active Transport?

    Forms of travel that involve walking and cycling is termed active transport and we include public transport in the definition as there is generally walking involved to access public transport either at the beginning or end of the trip, and sometimes for cycling too.

    Why is Active Travel a focus of engagement?

    Council is keen to identify what actions will best encourage a shift to more sustainable travel modes such as walking, cycling and public transport. This helps to reduce the number of local trips in private cars and alleviates parking demand. We recognise this will not work for all residents and visitors as mobility limitations often require vehicle travel rather than public transport, feet or wheels. 

    A key contributor to delivering a sustainable transport system is community and individual awareness about the impacts and benefits of their travel options and this engagement is anticipated to stimulate community thinking about the travel options they use, and identify opportunities for change.

    Why is advocating suggested as a key principle for the strategy?

    Council will continue to plan for, manage and deliver the components of the local transport system for which it is responsible. The largest volumes of traffic in and through the City of Holdfast Bay are on key arterial roads owned and managed by the State Government. To achieve changes to that part of the transport network, Council must continue to maintain a strong advocacy approach with the state and federal government (which provides significant funding with the state) with a view to securing integrated transport management in our area.

    What about parking?

    We know there are locations where parking demand exceeds supply especially at peak seasonal times, daily and weekly peak times and during events. Parking can be addressed in each location but sometimes ‘fixing’ the parking problem e.g. by increasing supply then creates a flow-on problem e.g. increases traffic congestion. A considered approach needs to be taken to address the issue without causing problems in other parts of the network. A multi-faceted approach will have to be taken for the range of transport issues as they are all linked to each other and changes can have a ripple effect.

    How might the strategy be delivered?

    The responsibilities to deliver priority transport projects vary across all levels of government and the private sector. Council includes projects in its Annual Budget and its Long Term Financial Plan and responds locally to address local transport and traffic issues where possible. Council also advocates to State Government and Federal Government where projects on their network can to deliver significant local benefits. Partnerships are essential for improvement and innovation and achieving transport projects that have benefits across the region, rather than localised action that may just move the problem.