Your View : City of Holdfast Bay Integrated Transport Strategy

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We invite you to tell us more about transport issues in the City of Holdfast Bay, how they might be managed, and what would encourage you to leave your car at home and instead walk, cycle and catch public transport? What should transport look like in Holdfast Bay in 2040?

Your insights and ideas will influence the development of an Integrated Transport Strategy that:

  • identifies opportunities to improve efficient and safe transport and movement of people and goods within and through the City
  • provides for a transport network that better balances the needs of residents, visitors/tourists, commercial and passing travellers
  • identifies ways to encourage increased active travel to reduce private vehicle trips.

The strategy will identify a range of transport improvements and opportunities that can be advocated for or examined for the best way to implement them. This includes the potential for use of new technologies.

A draft strategy is being created, informed by engagement input from 18 June to 8 July 2019, and further data collection and analysis.

We invite you to tell us more about transport issues in the City of Holdfast Bay, how they might be managed, and what would encourage you to leave your car at home and instead walk, cycle and catch public transport? What should transport look like in Holdfast Bay in 2040?

Your insights and ideas will influence the development of an Integrated Transport Strategy that:

  • identifies opportunities to improve efficient and safe transport and movement of people and goods within and through the City
  • provides for a transport network that better balances the needs of residents, visitors/tourists, commercial and passing travellers
  • identifies ways to encourage increased active travel to reduce private vehicle trips.

The strategy will identify a range of transport improvements and opportunities that can be advocated for or examined for the best way to implement them. This includes the potential for use of new technologies.

A draft strategy is being created, informed by engagement input from 18 June to 8 July 2019, and further data collection and analysis.

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Our corporate vision for the City of Holdfast Bay is - 

Balancing our progress with our heritage, we lead in coastal management to deliver high-quality public spaces and services to build a welcoming, safe and active community where resident, visitor and business prosperity meet.

We invite your feedback on a draft vision for the transport proposed as follows:

We lead in planning and delivering a sustainable transport network that supports a welcoming, safe and accessible community for residents, visitors and businesses.

The principles supporting this vision might be:

Integrating transport and land use - the future transport network of the area is aligned with the intended future land use and development pattern, concentrating new development in areas well served by public transport and connected within the City with good walking and cycling infrastructure.

A safe and accessible city - Brighton Road serves both as a business and community services provider and an important metropolitan road network connection. 

This function does not come at the expense of the local community and businesses, which use the road for local access. Residents have safe and convenient access across the road to ensure equitable access to local businesses and services, areas of open space and the coast. 

An active and sustainable community - where walking and cycling and public transport trips replace private vehicle trips. The local road network prioritises access for people who walk and cycle.

Supporting productivity and business - effective movement of freight and business traffic that improves conditions for local business prosperity and community services.

Smarter approaches using new technology - optimisation of parking, traffic management, way-finding and access to different modes of transport to provide more efficient ways of using the transport resources we have.

Advocacy and Education - Advocating  to State and Federal Governments for improvements and investments to the arterial road and public transport network that deliver on its vision for transport. An educated community understands the impacts of their transport choices and has information on alternatives and building movements for change.

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Thank you Constance, I note your points.

Caroline at Holdfast 2 months ago

To enhance the principles of- 'safe & accessible city',an 'active & sustainable community' and a place for visitors to enjoy, the City of Holdfast Bay should be 40km/hour in all local roads, backstreets and the Esplanade; the traffic needs to be managed with slow points and with the purpose of avoiding speed & rat-running; The Esplanade especially, needs to be enjoyed safely by all - and not used as a main road.

Constance 3 months ago

What should transport look like in Holdfast Bay in 2040?In 20 years time, I would like to see streets in Holdfast Bay as beautiful green corridors, full of kids playing, people being active (bikes, walking etc.) and neighbours gathering and chatting. They would be lined with trees and native vegetation and act as big sinks for stormwater to minimise runoff into the sea. I would love everyone to have access to super quick, easy public transport links to where we work (city, shopping centres, glenelg etc.). For our local things, everyone would be using bikes (or electric bikes) or walking as our streets are such beautiful places to be. People would only use electric cars (other vehicles have long since been banned) for long trips, such as heading away on the weekend. Not every household would even need to own a car. Instead each street would have access to several pool cars to book when needed. Without so many cars, space would be freed up for recreation (no more driveways, way less parking places, no more cars parked on our streets). There would be rotating street closures, allowing families and neighbours out onto the streets to play regularly. All of this is possible! Transport is changing quickly and we need to move away from petrol and diesel vehicles quickly to reduce carbon emissions and our environmental impact. But this should be seen as a huge opportunity too, to create a better way of living and getting around.

ESandery about 1 year ago

I like the emphasis on linking development areas to public transport and on creating good walking and cycling infrastructure. I really like that the draft vision is trying to replace car use with walking, cycling and public transport trips. Thank you for doing this. We make so many small trips within our local area (supermarket, playground, school, chemist, friends places, daycare, exercise classes cafes, pub etc.) and often do these with the car. If there was safer routes for bike riding (with young children), we would ride more often. The better our streets are for riding and walking, the less cars we get on the roads, which has so many benefits. I think the fact that our road corridors are a big part of the open space within our community should also be included and that we should be looking for every opportunity to improve other benefits that they could provide for the community – such as green corridors (trees to cool our city, native vegetation to encourage native birds, bees and insects) and important assets for managing and maximising water within the community (minimising stormwater runoff and doing everything possible to encourage water to return to the ground through things like permeable paving, rain gardens, water wells) etc. As a parent with young children – quiet streets allow families and neighbours to come together. We have real problems with social isolation and kids that don’t get outside enough. Reclaiming our streets can have huge benefits. Things like making it easier to close roads off for street parties or going further to include support for initiatives that allow residents back into their streets would be amazing for our community. Examples such as Play Streets (www.playstreetsaustralia.com) is a great example.So perhaps the vision could also include something along the lines of – reclaiming our streets for our community and our environment and maximising their benefit to both.

ESandery about 1 year ago

Hi I just realised there were no spelling filters on my post below Major corrections with a few more dot points westside bike path Keep trains publicly owned More stops at seacliff in peak Promote car free days and have incentives Walk to the shops and enable improved access for pedestrians and bikes on entrances and exits out orf car parks . Another space I often walk my bike as scary riding out Rebecca

Bec100 about 1 year ago

Hello thanks for the opportunity As a commuter cyclist increase priority or signage at roundabouts , I often feel drivers race me to the roundabouts .I cycle from seacliff along the esplanade and then use high street to get to the west side Nike path , I normally walk my bike over Mosley and partridge streets as hard to se traffickers with the trees. In my opinion not safe to ride down jetty road suggest we promote high street as a better option.As a pedestrian could we have a couple of crossings over jetty road glenelg.Actively promote walking and riding for school kids in the area More bike boxes at seacliff Synchrnise the 265 to align with the train at BrightonAdd a white line on the walking path at seacliff Don't primaries the trains More signage along the west side bike path i.e. Only 1 hour bike ride from Brighton road tram stop to city.More signage at tram stop only 90 minutes walk to town.Promote car fire dats

Bec100 about 1 year ago

Given the rat running along the Esplanade as Seacliff, South Brighton & Hove, as well as the back streets, I think the following is an appropriate strategy to change driver behaviour & make this residential area safe for residents & beach users alike:1. All side-streets west of the rail-line including the esplanade to have the speed limit reduced to 40km/hr;2. traffic from Brighton Rd turning west to be restricted by signage of 'no left turn' between 7-10 am / 'local traffic only';3. drains across the road (in place of speed humps) at all T-junctions along the esplanade from Wheatland St Seacliff to Edward st South Brighton;4. where there is undulating road terrain (i.e. between Shoreham & Oleander st West) for signs to be placed showing people crossing,; This is quite a dangerous section of the esplanade where cars & motorbikes in particular speed through without even thinking about any pedestrians crossing; In addition, our aging population & mothers with prams trying to cross the road cannot be seen till the last minute; also, in this stretch, residents cannot get out of their driveways....

Constance about 1 year ago

I really support the advocacy and education piece. Council needs to explain the benefits of active transport - health and cost saving that people just don't realise. Then also heavily promoting active transport - i.e. discounts on supermarket shopping or a local loyalty scheme for bike or walkers (can use technology for this somehow!). More visible bike parking to show people how convenient bikes are. Actively getting school kids to walk and ride. This would need to stop the rat runs along Partridge/King George.

bobandbunny about 1 year ago

Kauri Parade between Pine Avenue and Wheatland street. When cars are parked on both sides of the road [more often than not] Kauri Parade is effectively reduced to one way traffic as there is not enough room for two cars to pass each other. While drivers are generally courteous to traffic making its way through from the opposite direction it is not uncommon for traffic to bank up at both ends of Kauri Parade. Not only does this slow the flow of traffic but sooner or later there is going to be a head on accident or two cars side swiping each other as they try to maneuver their way through.Parking one side of the road only would eliminate this problem.

Dennis Doull about 1 year ago

As a resident on Esplanade, there is a "blind spot"/2 crests making it unsafe for both residents and pedestrians to drive out of driveways and cross the Esplanade, between Shoreham Street to Oleander West, at South Brighton. As a resident of the Esplanade for 25 years, there is a noticeable increase in traffic, particularly between the hours 7.00 - 9.30am and 4.00-- 6.00pm, a reduced speed zone to 40km with signage, introduction of speed humps strategically placed, would certainly have a positive impact on an "accident waiting to happen".

Cheryl Anne about 1 year ago

Please keep trains going to Seacliff and Marino. We don’t have many other options. Also, please don’t privatise the railways.

Suzanne Ph over 1 year ago