Community feedback on Bungendore and Braidwood transport study published
The Bungendore and Braidwood communities have had their say about a recent review of the local transport network and are strongly in favour of improved connectivity and safety upgrades.
Transport for NSW Regional Director South Sam Knight said consultation was carried out on the review between May and June, with the results now published online in a community consultation report.
“Locals were invited to contribute their ideas, to help understand what improvements can be made to better support travel in the area now and into the future,” Ms Knight said.
“The study looks at opportunities to improve overall traffic flow, pedestrian and cycling connectivity, and access to public spaces and public transport.
“We want to thank everyone who took the time to respond and provide the local knowledge that will be invaluable to planning the way forward.”
Ms Knight said more than 200 submissions were received through an interactive online tool.
“This allowed feedback received to be very accurate to locations as respondents could pin on a map, for example, locations where they want to see intersection upgrades, pedestrian crossings, and footpath improvements,” Ms Knight said.
“We also received 24 email submissions, and recorded feedback received during meetings held with key community groups in May.
“Requests ranged from additional parking, increased public transport services and improvements to active transport infrastructure such as installing recreational shared pathways around Braidwood.
“We also received multiple requests for improved connections between Braidwood and Bungendore, and the surrounding areas such as Canberra.”
Transport for NSW will now work closely with Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council to consider opportunities to encourage walking and cycling in the area, implement improved public transport within Braidwood and Bungendore, and better manage the holiday traffic associated with public holidays.
The consultation summary can be found at transport.nsw.gov.au/braidwood-and-bungendore