For too long the west side has been underserved by public transport, being almost completely ignored in Council’s last review of the network. Meanwhile, bike and pedestrian infrastructure has also been left behind. We need more bus routes upgraded to high-frequency, and to provide additional routes that cover our suburbs so more people have the option of leaving the car at home.
We should be encouraging public transport by making it free for everyone. We could scrap expensive privatised ticketing systems and fully subsidise fares so that people can take the bus, train or ferry without having to pay. This will save people money and leave fewer people stuck in traffic, so they can spend that time with their families.