TfNSW Active Transport Strategy

13 Jan, 2023
The TfNSW Active Transport Strategy is to increase the number of people who use active transportation modes for their daily travel. We regularly work on projects that seek to facilitate this change in travel mode and welcome the new strategy. Read more below for a summary of the document and our approach to incorporating it into our work.

The TfNSW Active Transport Strategy is a plan put forth by the Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) agency to promote active transportation options in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Active transportation refers to modes of transportation that involve physical activity, such as walking, cycling, and using public transit.

One of the main goals of the TfNSW Active Transport Strategy is to increase the number of people who use active transportation modes for their daily travel. This is seen as a way to improve the overall health and well-being of the population, as well as to reduce traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions. To achieve this goal, the strategy outlines a number of initiatives that are designed to make active transportation more appealing and convenient for people of all ages and abilities.

One such initiative is the development of a network of safe and convenient walking and cycling paths. This includes the creation of new paths, as well as the improvement and maintenance of existing ones. These paths are designed to be accessible to people with disabilities, and to be well-lit and well-signed to ensure that users feel safe and confident using them.

The TfNSW Active Transport Strategy also focuses on improving public transit options for people who prefer not to drive. This includes the expansion of bus and train services, as well as the development of new modes of transportation such as light rail and ferries. The goal is to make it easier for people to use public transit for their daily travel needs, and to provide more options for people who are unable to drive or do not own a car.

In addition to these initiatives, the TfNSW Active Transport Strategy also includes a number of programs and services designed to encourage people to use active transportation modes. These include education campaigns that promote the benefits of active transportation, as well as incentives such as discounted transit fares and bike-sharing programs.

Overall, the TfNSW Active Transport Strategy is a comprehensive plan that seeks to make active transportation a more viable and attractive option for people in New South Wales. By focusing on the development of safe and convenient walking and cycling paths, the expansion of public transit options, and the promotion of active transportation through education and incentives, the strategy aims to improve the health and well-being of the population, reduce traffic congestion, and protect the environment.

At Amber, we believe in working towards a sustainable future. This means a change in mindset to encourage a shift of travel mode to more environmentally friendly options. Documents like the TfNSW Active Transport Strategy help to set the framework and pathways to achieving this goal and it’s great to see active transport being considered by the State Government.

We collaborate with architects to design sustainable urban living solutions with innovative car parking and high quality access to public and active transport. The TfNSW Active Transport Strategy is able to be referenced within the Traffic Impact Assessment reports we prepare for the private sector as well as the range of traffic and parking assessments we prepare the Councils.

Written by Mike Willson - Director, Founder

Written by Mike Willson - Director, Founder

I have always enjoyed the challenges associated with Traffic Engineering. I’m passionate about seeing a well-designed project approved and ultimately built, and completed, knowing the end product has been well thought out and operates in a practical, effective manner for the end user. There is no doubt that there are huge changes currently occurring in transportation, including autonomous or electric vehicles, and the development of Smart Cities. I pride myself in being able to achieve creative and cost effective, practical solutions, through the use of my strong technical knowledge and the understanding that we are currently in the midst of a significant phase shift in technology. Through the progression of my career I have gained extensive experience in the private sector which has allowed me to develop a detailed understanding of the commercial practicalities associated with developments of all sizes and nature. From this I have been able to focus myself as a leader in Traffic Assessment and Impact Studies and presenting as an Expert Witness. I’m lucky enough to work in a high functioning team with talented people bringing a range of skill sets together, which makes for a great working environment and ultimately results in us being able to provide quality service and a great end product for our clients. As the founder of Amber Organisation I believe in creating a fun, constructive, and productive environment for all team members, in order to help them achieve their goals and experience success and satisfaction. I believe that the ability to help people to achieve their goals in a creative environment is imperative to not only someone’s success, but also to the product that the company produces, and I feel privileged to be able to provide and work in such an environment.
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