20.11.2018Transit Network Planning Event
On 20 November 2018, the Taskforce hosted U.S-based, world-renowned consultant in public transit network design and policy, Jarrett Walker. Jarrett discussed the notion of freedom planning when considering the design of a city’s transport system. A panel discussion followed Jarrett’s presentation, touching on a range of issues, including network planning challenges facing Greater Melbourne, how the Victorian Government could amend the existing transit network to meet community values, needs and expectations, and examples of useful policy concepts developed in other global cities. The Committee also arranged for Jarrett to speak privately with key transport bodies while he was in Melbourne.