Kwinana Freeway crowned one of Australia's worst roads as Perth congestion woes set to increase

 
Topic moved from News by bevans on 14 Aug 2019 12:02
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Despite continued public transport investment in Perth the car is king on roads in that city.  How does the WA Government reverse this trend?

Kwinana Freeway crowned one of Australia's worst roads as Perth congestion woes set to increase

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  witzendoz Junior Train Controller

Location: Fremantle
When will people forget the love affair with the car and use public transport?  The freeway gets more lanes added all the time and within months it is clogged again.  If more people used public transport then public transport will improve with higher frequency.

I do believe that a large number of the next generation will not bother owning a car or even getting a license, a trend I already see in my friends teenagers.
  SinickleBird Chief Train Controller

Location: Qantas Club at Mudgee International Airport
The nice thing about the Kwinana and Mitchell freeways is the train track down the middle.

The feeling you get in a car stuck in traffic, as a train flies by at about 100k, is a good advertisement for public transport.

And, for a city the size of Perth, rail frequency is pretty good. The new airport line, and link to Cockburn will help.

I think state government is doing well on the PT front.
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
The nice thing about the Kwinana and Mitchell freeways is the train track down the middle.

The feeling you get in a car stuck in traffic, as a train flies by at about 100k, is a good advertisement for public transport.

And, for a city the size of Perth, rail frequency is pretty good. The new airport line, and link to Cockburn will help.

I think state government is doing well on the PT front.
SinickleBird
Though It's not that pleasant waiting for a train at a station smack bang In the middle of a freeway (constant drone of freeway traffic noise)
  RTT_Rules Dr Beeching

Location: Dubai UAE
When will people forget the love affair with the car and use public transport?  The freeway gets more lanes added all the time and within months it is clogged again.  If more people used public transport then public transport will improve with higher frequency.

I do believe that a large number of the next generation will not bother owning a car or even getting a license, a trend I already see in my friends teenagers.
witzendoz
PT doesn't suit everyone, even cities with far superior PT than anything offered in Oz have traffic issues.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
The nice thing about the Kwinana and Mitchell freeways is the train track down the middle.

The feeling you get in a car stuck in traffic, as a train flies by at about 100k, is a good advertisement for public transport.

And, for a city the size of Perth, rail frequency is pretty good. The new airport line, and link to Cockburn will help.

I think state government is doing well on the PT front.
Though It's not that pleasant waiting for a train at a station smack bang In the middle of a freeway (constant drone of freeway traffic noise)
Nightfire

When on that freeway coming into Perth from the north (over January) the traffic was very heavy and we ditched the freeway for the Scarborough off and visited there before heading to fremantle.  The trains were much faster than the traffic.
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
Though It's not that pleasant waiting for a train at a station smack bang In the middle of a freeway (constant drone of freeway traffic noise)

When on that freeway coming into Perth from the north (over January) the traffic was very heavy and we ditched the freeway for the Scarborough off and visited there before heading to fremantle.  The trains were much faster than the traffic.
bevans
That doesn't answer my comment !

I was traveling one time from Fremantle to Rockingham, that Involved a bus between Fremantle Station and Bull Creek Station.

Bull Creek Station was a very noisy place to be, to wait for a train.

The trains are slower than free flowing freeway traffic, an given they plan to add more stations, that will make them even slower.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
That doesn't answer my comment !

Nightfire

Sure I an aware but I did not catch the train on that line on that visit.  I don't disagree traffic is noisy.

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