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Are you getting there
Are you getting there? T h e L a t r o b e Va l l e y A c c e s s a n d M o b i l i t y S t u d y What is ‘Are you getting there?’ This newsletter: all about? • offers you a chance to express your ideas There are many advantages in living in the • tells you how you can do this Latrobe Valley, but there are also disadvantages • gives you the opportunity to share your for people who want to move about the area to experiences. access services and activities. A number of these disadvantages were raised during the Latrobe ‘Are you getting there?’ is a question that can Ministerial Taskforce consultation, particularly have many different answers and is designed to in relation to public transport. prompt you to think about how you access the things you need. We want to understand your individual needs Help us to understand the problems you face We want to know whether you can get to the shops, services and activities you need to and Being able to access goods, services and activities whether you’re able to access them easily both is something we often take for granted. We may within the Latrobe Valley and beyond. We want use our cars to drive to the doctor or go shopping, to know about the problems and difficulties catch buses to go to work and school, hire taxis you face. We want to know how things could or ride our bikes to visit friends. be improved. People do these things because it’s quick and convenient. Sometimes they feel that they don’t have a choice. However, it may not always be as easy as it might seem. Buses may only run infrequently and may cease to run in the evening. Parking may also be a problem. Getting on and off public transport may be difficult. Bike tracks and public walkways may be few and far between and, sometimes, it’s all just too expensive and time- consuming. To solve these problems successfully, we need to focus on specifics. We need to know the exact nature of each problem, for instance, is the difficulty in getting from home to the local shop, from home to work, or from one town to another? Why is this a problem? Is it a lack of transport, is the service too far away, does it take too long? Department of Infrastructure Give us your ideas for improving the Come and talk to us at: way you travel • Traralgon The Study Team needs to identify the problems Saturday, 8 June, 10.30 am–12.30 pm and issues you face with moving around the Kay Street in front of ‘Fast Cash’ Latrobe Valley. We would like to hear ideas and • Morwell suggestions for making things better. Here are Saturday, 15 June, 10.30 am–12.30 pm some questions to think about. Mid Valley Plaza, in front of Target • How can public transport be improved? • Moe • What can be done to provide better services? Saturday, 22 June, 10.30 am–12.30 pm, in front of Purvis Plaza on Moore Street • Could we alter how existing services are provided? • Churchill Look for the team with the ‘Are you getting • Are there things you and others in the there?’ T-shirts, from 8–15 June. community could do to increase accessibility? We have good roads and opportunities for public and private transport (for example, buses, trains, We look forward to seeing you there – cycles and taxis) in the Latrobe Valley and, while remember to look for the people in we may want more, we could make improvements by using those we have more efficiently. Sometimes the ‘Are you getting there?’ T-shirts. we need to look closely at how we travel – things we’ve come to take for granted over time – and Anyone can have a good idea. ask ourselves if we’re actually making the best use We look forward to hearing yours. of our time and assets, and the resources currently available. If you have any comments or suggestions about this, please let us know. Send us your comments: by Friday 28 June 2002 Can you get to the things you need to such as Website: www.doi.vic.gov.au/transport work, shops, school, services and other activities? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org We would like to hear from you. Write to us: Latrobe Valley Access and Mobility Study Department of Infrastructure Eastern Regional Office Identifying problems and finding 120 Kay Street solutions: how to get involved PO Box 1894 • Be creative Traralgon VIC 3844 • Be innovative Facsimile: 5174 2799 • Be practical If you would like to be placed on a mailing list • Be specific. to receive updated information, please inform us Expensive options aren’t always the best. Think through your submission or call the DOI Eastern carefully about how we – and you – can improve Regional Office on 5172 2677. accessibility in the Latrobe Valley and let us know.
"Are you getting there"