Fast Five: facts about how we travel – and why we need to change – Wollongong

Did you know 79 per cent of trips around Wollongong are by car? Our draft Wollongong Integrated Transport Strategy has put a microscope on our travel behaviours and is asking us to work together for a better future.

The draft Strategy outlines goals and actions that can help build a sustainable, affordable, and accessible transport network to support a growing population.

It puts forward a case for change, as without intervention we’ll see significant costs for our community from cars on our roads, congestion, longer journey times and environmental impacts. For example, by 2036 we’ll see 13,000 more car trips in our city’s centre and a 21 per cent increase in delay hours across Wollongong during morning peak hour.

Now is your chance to help us shape our draft Wollongong Integrated Transport Strategy. Drop-in and chat to our transport planners and engineers about how we’re planning better walking, cycling, public transport and driving options across the Wollongong area,

The next drop-in session will be held on Thursday 23 May from 3-6pm at the Thirroul Community Centre – Escarpment Room.

In the meantime, here are five more facts and figures* about how we travel and ways the strategy address it for our future.

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