Call for input on transport strategies

The Launceston City Council will release a number of transport plans for public consultation early next month. Picture: SCOTT GELSTON

The Launceston City Council will release a number of transport plans for public consultation early next month. Picture: SCOTT GELSTON

PUBLIC consultation aimed at transforming the travel routes around Launceston will begin early next month.

Launceston City Council aldermen voted earlier this month to release a number of transport plans for consultation, part of the Launceston Transport Futures strategy.

It covers the use of roadways by motorists, cyclists and pedestrians and would be open for six weeks.

The plans to be open for consultation will include a city-based traffic study and a Kings Meadows traffic management report.

The city-focused study will look at congestion, the use of one-way streets, the Goderich-Lindsay street intersection and changes to lower Charles Street and Esplanade junction.

The Kings Meadows report covers encouraging the use of the Southern Outlet and Kings Meadows Connector, which would require alterations in the suburb.

Council general manager Robert Dobrzynski said yesterday consultation would be open on the Your Voice Your Launceston engagement platform.

``The strategy covers all modes of transport _ pedestrians, cyclists and motorists _ and we would certainly encourage people to have their say to ensure the strategies we employ hold us in good stead for the future,'' Mr Dobrzynski said.

``This strategy will drive both the works program and the council's resourcing of projects into the future.''

Council consultation will include a community workshop and evening meeting with Kings Meadows businesses. 

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