That’s what transport planners do so now. Rather than just looking at planning for trains or roads or bicycles, we’re trying to look at it holistically.
During the interview, he shared his expertise on transport planning, public transport system design, and designing for walking and cycling. He addressed how governments can tackle the growing problems our cities face by designing better urban transport solutions.
“The governments around Australia are working really hard at improving how we plan transport,” Graham says.
“Infrastructure itself – whether it’s a road or a railway line – that’s an outcome. That comes from someone working out that there’s a level of demand between two or more locations, and then trying to work out the best way to actually connect those people.”
He cited efforts made by the New South Wales government, such as their Future Transport 2056 plan and WestConnex.
“WestConnex has a lot of people who are quite opposed to it at the moment. But, the new M5 that’s being built, that is as a result of transport planning and traffic planning that was done in the 1980s and 1990s, and it’s taken that long to get it onto the ground.
“That’s what transport planners do so now. Rather than just looking at planning for trains or roads or bicycles, we’re trying to look at it holistically.”