Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Light Rail along Northbourne Avenue proposed

The Canberra Times today carried a story related to the Northbourne Avenue national design competition.

Plans for light rail on Northbourne Ave raised again

University of Canberra's chair of urban and regional planning, Barbara Norman, said the gateway into the nation's capital should be a showcase for sustainable urban design and any discussion about sustainable development would have to include a transport plan.

''I advocate an integrated transport plan so there will still be cars in the future but we should also seriously consider light rail,'' Professor Norman said.

The entire article can be found here.

This is a natural starting point for a light rail network in Canberra, although to be truly integrated it would need to run all the way to Gungahlin Town Centre.