By regional city standards, Launceston's traffic congestion can get pretty bad.
Peak hour along York Street and the West Tamar Highway, school pick-up in Mowbray and Kings Meadows, and basically any hour of the day across the Charles Street bridge offers long delays for drivers.
Regional councils across Australia are trying to tackle the same problem: how can you get people who live in smaller cities to catch buses, ride bikes and avoid the car? So far, very few have found the answer.
The attitude seems to persist that if you live outside of a capital city, then you have the right to drive everywhere and be at work within 10 minutes, parking as close as humanly possible.
Getting cars off the road takes a cultural shift, and Launceston is nowhere near that. Strategy after strategy promoting "active transport" only seems to go so far.
But at least there are some upcoming attempts to bring more modern transport solutions to the city.
Visitors to mainland capitals would be familiar with e-scooters and e-bikes that offer an affordable alternative to getting behind the wheel or taking an Uber or taxi across the CBD. They've been in place for several years elsewhere, and while Tasmania is behind the curve once again, at least we're finally catching up.
Their limited geographic reach - as in, they shut down if they leave the CBD - could restrict their use for the daily commute, but for those who live close to town, they could be incorporated into the daily routine. Or even prevent office workers from driving a car just down the road to get lunch or attend a meeting.
Or, as many suspect, they could end up dumped in unseemly places and result in pedestrian collisions. All it takes is cultural change to avoid those issues, however. They work pretty well elsewhere, so why not in Launceston? The city's geography, in which smoke and smog is caught in a choking inversion layer above the valley, makes it all the more important to get vehicles off the road.
Of course, this is just a tiny part of the broader solution to easing congestion around town.
Cycling groups have long advocated for better connectivity for paths from the north and west, and hope that the University of Tasmania relocation to Inveresk could be the catalyst for active transport improvements.
In the end, it's up to the residents to decide. Is the convenience of jumping in a car and spending 10 minutes driving in a circle to find the right park too much to dispense with? Or will the sight of people zooming past them on e-scooters while they sit in clogged traffic prompt some to reconsider their transport choices?