Monday, April 5, 2010

Cross River Rail - A step in the right direction

According to THG's Kirsten Fry, Urban Designer, the proposed Cross River Rail plan, released last week, (click for a larger view of the plan and it's proposed catchment areas) is a move in the right direction towards creating a sustainable future for Brisbane, but is it too little, too late?

With South East Queensland’s population expected to all but double in the next 20 years, the only way to reduce congestion in the CBD is through prioritising public transport – bus, rail and ferry. However, projects such as Clem7 are prioritised, sending the community the message that cars are the future of transport in Brisbane – something the experts agree is just not sustainable.

Kirsten has put together a comparison of major rail cities, from New York to Tokyo and compares them to Brisbane here.

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