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Urban Renewal

Andrea Dawkins

Andrea Dawkins  -  Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Tags: Planning, Launceston

That this House notes:

1.      The proposed traffic changes as part of the renewal and revitalisation of the Launceston CBD;

2.      That presently the City is vasty car-centric and that the proposed changes to the traffic system are designed to allow more human-centred activity in the CBD;

3.      The traffic calming measures flagged in the Launceston City Council’s City Heart Project that follow on from the 2011 Gehl Report, which recommended changes to give the City a more contemporary, human oriented feel;

4.      The well documented incidental activity that is fostered through traffic calming, and that is sure it be a boon to commercial and community activity in Launceston as we embrace change and give the streets back to the people;

5.      The importance of a workable traffic model which recognises that people using the city centre must take precedence;

6.      That street calming is a major player in making our city streets safer and more appealing, and that the inclusion of streetscape improvements that increase walking and cycling access tend to increase property value and attract new business;

7.      The importance of active healthy communities as a common thread of modern town planning, ensuring cities are attractive places to walk and cycle; and

8.      The recommendation by the Heart Foundation and others that in order to promote a healthy lifestyle and to combat illnesses associated with inactivity that all journeys less than 1km in distance should be walked.