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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 14 Hansard (Thursday, 8 December 2011) . . Page.. 6047 ..


Transport—planning(Question No 1885)

Ms Bresnan asked the Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, upon notice, on 20 October 2011:

(1) On what date will the Government release its final Transport for Canberra Plan.

(2) What proportion of the 40 percent greenhouse gas reduction (on 1990 levels) does the Government plan to make from the transport sector.

(3) What is the amount of greenhouse gas reduction, both in kt per annum and as a proportion of the transport sector, that the Government plans, will come from (a) modal shift and (b) fuel switching.

(4) What is the Government’s definition of fuel switching, as referred to in the Transport for Canberra Plan.

(5) What is the estimated number of private motor vehicles that would need to switch from petrol based to a cleaner fuel in order to meet the Government’s fuel switching emission reduction target.

(6) What percentage of transport funding does the most recent ACT budget commit to (a) walking, (b) cycling, (c) public transport and (d) maintaining a safe road network/motorists.

(7) Can the Minister provide the dollar figures for the categories of transport funding referred to in part (6).

(8) What is the timeline and process for embedding transport corridors into the Territory Plan.

(9) Can the Minister provide the Government’s rationale for deciding on a frequency of 30 minutes and 60 minutes for the two types of public transport coverage services (group centres/medium density and low density).

(10) Does the Government have projected costs for increasing the frequency of the two coverage services; if so, can the Minister provide these cost projections.

(11) Can the Minister provide, if available, the projected costs for increasing the coverage services to 15 minutes and 30 minutes respectively.

(12) Which areas of Canberra will the Government be investigating for new 40 km/hr zones and how will the Government encourage the increased provision of end of trip facilities for active travel, as referred to on page 39 of the transport plan.

(13) What work is the Government doing to investigate and explore pedestrian wait times and greenwaves for cyclists and which parts of Canberra are being investigated and when is the work expected to be completed, as referred to on page 43 of the transport plan.


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