One of greater Hobart’s transport pinch points is the Sorell to Hobart corridor, which is why the state government has embarked on a planning study of the area.
The study is seeking to reduce traffic congestion and improve the reliability of travel choices.
As part of the study it’s asking interested community members to attend drop-in sessions to meet with project staff and ask questions at:
- Cambridge Community Hall, 989 Cambridge Road, Cambridge
Friday 19 October, between 3.30–5.30 pm
- CWA Room at the Sorell Memorial Hall, Cole Street, Sorell
Monday 22 October, between 3.30–5.30 pm
- Putalina Room, 4 Salamanca Place, Hobart
Wednesday 24 October, between 12–2 pm
And for people with more time on their hands and ideas to contribute, there are three-hour workshops planned for:
- Saturday 20 October, 2–5 pm, Midway Point
- Wednesday 31 October, 6–9 pm, Seven Mile Beach
The workshops will address the full range of transport options, including public and active transport, and infrastructure improvements, including the airport roundabout/interchange and Tasman Bridge.
If you live along the corridor and would like to attend one of the workshops contact email@example.com or call (03) 6105 0443.
You can see more information about the commitments the government has already made for this corridor at www.transport.tas.gov.au/road/projects/southeasttrafficsolution and you can feed your ideas into the study via this online map: https://stategrowthtas.mysocialpinpoint.com/sorell-to-hobart-corridor-study#/
The majority of the promises are to make it easier for more car travel but the government has also pledged to double the number of bus services between Sorell and Hobart, and included bike lanes in the plans for a new Hobart Airport intersection.
What’s missing is any plan for a continuous, separated bicycle connection along the corridor.