I was interviewed by Jake McCallum of the Hornsby Advocate (part of the Telegraph family) for the article: “Specialists say parking shortfalls for Hornsby and Ku-ring-gai commuters will require wide range of solutions” My quotes below:
University of Sydney Civil Engineering specialist, Professor David Levinson said “while having fast, direct, frequent, and reliable public transport service is important, being able to get to that service is critical”.
“Governments shouldn’t shy away from cheap, effective forms of transport to train stations,” he said.
Mr Levinson said he was shocked at Ku-ring-gai Council’s estimates of costs to cure parking shortfalls.
“Rather than focusing on plans that see $200 million used to fund the development of 2600 parking space, we should be looking into the feasibility of large scale bicycle racks as a form of commuter parking,” Prof Levinson said. “It [parking] is not the best use of public capital.”
Hornsby Council and Hornsby state Liberal MP Matt Kean did not make submissions to the parliamentary inquiry. However, Mr Kean said he was proud to have delivered 42 extra car spaces at Asquith station.
“My focus now is doubling capacity of the carpark at Hornsby station,” he said.
This follows up on my Parliamentary submission on Commuter Car Parking.