Have your say on the Gold Coast’s public transport plan

What would make you use public transport on the Gold Coast more often?

The City of Gold Coast wants to know your answer to help put together the Gold Coast Public Transport Plan for 2018-2028.

The aim of the Public Transport Plan is to reduce car dependency and increase trips on the bus, regional rail and light rail networks.


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Reducing car dependency will not only ease road congestion but will also improve the health and well-being of residents and visitors and provide benefits for the economy and environment.

The plan will also prioritise improvements that need to be made to the public transport network over the next ten years, so locals are being encouraged to share their thoughts on the changes they want to see in a quick online survey.

The survey will only take a few minutes to complete, and you have the opportunity to enter the draw for the chance to win a $500 Pacific Fair voucher.

The survey about public transport travel on the Gold Coast is open until 29 May 2018 and can be completed here:  gchaveyoursay.com.au/publictransport

This is a sponsored editorial brought to you by City of Gold Coast

 

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This Dumb light rail system should never ever have been started in the first place and we certainly do not want it to come any further South! The design and construction is a maniacal mess that disrupts everything around it! Buses were doing the job quite adequately. We definitely do not want any more “Densification” on the Gold Coast, we want back our peaceful oceanside tranquility. We don’t want to be swamped by tourists, shaded out by high rise buildings and gridlock on our roads. For God’s sake QLD government, stuff Lindsay Fox and others, get a serious HEAVY RAIL plan back on the drawing board to carry passengers and freight from Brisbane to Tweed Heads, so that we can take a bit of pressure off the Big Parking Lot (M1).
If the Heavy Rail were to be fully implemented and taken through to Tweed Heads and the NSW government were to be persuaded to bring their Heavy Rail through Murwillumbah and up to Tweed Heads, then even though the QLD-NSW rail gauges are different there could be an interchange at a Tweed Heads rail station. This situation would create so many pluses and resolve so many bad issues as well as creating many opportunities for businesses all along the line and thus taking a great amount of pressure off our overcrowded road system. Surely Blind Freddy could see this.
“NO WAY” do we want the light rail to come any further South of it’s current status, disrupting businesses, residents, causing utter disruptions to road traffic, ploughing through wildlife sanctuaries and destroying pristine environments.
This Dumb light rail system should never ever have been started in the first place and we certainly do not want it to come any further South! The design and construction is a maniacal mess that disrupts everything around it! Buses were doing the job quite adequately. We definitely do not want any more “Densification” on the Gold Coast, we want back our peaceful oceanside tranquility. We don’t want to be swamped by tourists, shaded out by high rise buildings and gridlock on our roads. For God’s sake QLD government, stuff Lindsay Fox and others, get a serious HEAVY RAIL plan back on the drawing board to carry passengers and freight from Brisbane to Tweed Heads, so that we can take a bit of pressure off the Big Parking Lot (M1).
If the Heavy Rail were to be fully implemented and taken through to Tweed Heads and the NSW government were to be persuaded to bring their Heavy Rail through Murwillumbah and up to Tweed Heads, then even though the QLD-NSW rail gauges are different there could be an interchange at a Tweed Heads rail station. This situation would create so many pluses and resolve so many bad issues as well as creating many opportunities for businesses all along the line and thus taking a great amount of pressure off our overcrowded road system. Surely Blind Freddy could see this.
“NO WAY” do we want the light rail to come any further South of it’s current status, disrupting businesses, residents, causing utter disruptions to road traffic, ploughing through wildlife sanctuaries and destroying pristine environments.We locals are sick and tired of the destruction of our once peaceful Southern suburbs. Keep your high-rises, overpopulation and your light rail away from Burleigh, Koala Park and Palm Beach and focus on making the Heavy Rail a priority.