Apr 25, 2012 7
A Civic-Gungahlin transit study draft has been released, stating a cost estimate for both Light Rail and Bus Rapid Transport options. This looks like a re-run of the same old argument for Canberra: ”Light Rail is the best option for our city. But we can’t find a way to make it happen.”
- Dickson Group Centre, near Woolworths
- 11am to 2pm on Friday 27 April; and
- 11am to 2pm on Saturday 28 April.
- Canberra Centre, Ground Floor near Supabarn
- 11am to 2pm on Friday 4 May; and
- 11am to 2pm on Saturday 5 May.
- The Market Place Shopping Centre, Gungahlin near Woolworths
- 11am to 2pm on Friday 11 May; and
- 11am to 2pm on Saturday 12 May.
Why Light Rail is the Smarter Transport choice and why it’s time we Just Build It!
Apr 18, 2012 2
Community climate change group Canberra Loves 40% today welcomed the announced release of the Civic-Gungahlin transport study as an opportunity for parties to show their commitment to public transport this election.
Canberra Loves 40% joined with 6 leading environment groups in early March calling for all parties to commit to a $200m commitment to the first stage of light rail, kicking off a transformation of Canberra’s transport system, this election. Canberra Loves 40% maintain that large public transport investments are essential to creating a Canberra of the future; modern, liveable, and zero emissions.
“This study will give us a cost estimate for a stage of Light Rail in Canberra, and already our leaders are showing concerns about the cost. It makes no sense to shy away from investing in public transport infrastructure. We all know we need to spend money to maintain our city. We spend to maintain and extend our road network. Light rail is an investment that will transform our transport system, giving Canberrans a zero emissions travel option,” Ms Howe continued.
“Public transport is an essential piece of our emissions reduction puzzle. Along with renewable energy and energy efficiency, it is one of the best investments we can make to reduce our city’s impact on the environment if done right. It is a win-win for the environment and our community, and making our city a better place to live,” Canberra Loves 40% spokesperson Phoebe Howe said.
Light rail will be a central issue for all Canberrans this election, and Canberra Loves 40% will be engaging people across Canberra to let our leaders know that it’s time for action. Gungahlin to Civic can only be a first step to a transport system that works for all.
“Canberrans want a real commitment, with a dollar figure, to public transport this election. It’s time to move on from a public transport system that doesn’t work and invest in a new Canberra. This is an exciting first step: Tuggeranong, Woden and Belconnen all need reliable, effective public transport to make Canberra a fantastic city for the future.”
“Imagine being able to head to Tuggeranong Arts Centre to catch a show on Saturday night, and get back home to Gungahlin before midnight without spending a fortune. It’s time for all parties to show us their vision for Canberra,” Ms Howe concluded.
Apr 4, 2012 0
Design Competition – Students! Love your city and design a new city centre for your chance to win $1 250!
Canberra Loves 40% and SEE-Change have partnered to host the Centenary Square Ideas design competition.
This competition is aimed at University and High School students, with a minimum prize pool of $1 250! We are asking designers to take on the heart of the city, between the Melbourne and Sydney buildings, and create a new plaza that reflects a vision of a modern, sustainable city.
Imagine pedestrians and cyclists able to freely enjoy a public space, where cars separately, safely and quickly travel through the centre. Imagine integrated public transport in the centre, a new hub for transit, business and community.
Let your imagination loose and show us what this new Canberra icon, Centenary Square, could look like!
Entries are due by 5pm Friday August 31, 2012
Post your entry to:
Canberra Loves 40%
GPO Box 544
Canberra ACT 2601
Check out all the details here: Centenary Square Ideas Competition-Detail
Call us: (02) 6229 3203