Thursday, 26 February 2015
Liberals commit to Festival Transport Plan
The State Liberals have committed to developing a Festival Transport Plan to relieve Adelaide’s traffic gridlock during major events.
If elected to government, the State Liberals would use the Transport Department to develop the plan, which would consider options such as more free public transport, changing traffic light sequences and banning certain traffic movements during road closures.
The move follows days of commuter chaos where motorists and public transport users have experienced the longest traffic delays for ten years.
“Every year Adelaide grinds to halt when roads are closed for the Clipsal 500 and the Fringe Festival is on,” said Shadow Minister for Transport Corey Wingard.
“For too long the Weatherill Labor Government has sat back and just asked people to accept the delays.
“The State Liberals want everyone to enjoy our festivals and that’s why we will develop a Festival Transport Plan to reduce traffic delays and support our major events.
“Road closures and traffic delays mean reduced productivity; developing a coordinated and integrated Festival Transport Plan would reduce commuter chaos and encourage the use of public transport.”