Phase 1 – Understanding the Public Transport System
Phase one of the project looked at the current approach to public transport and how well access and inclusion is considered.
This has involved various activities like:
- a review of transport policies and the decisions made relating to disadvantage and equity
- studying public transport hubs through walking interviews using universal design and whole of journey approach
- talking to many people involved in public transport in Tasmania
- finding examples to help bring about change.
Phase 2 – Stories and ideas from young people and communities
In Phase 2 we gathered empirical data through community chats and one on one interviews, focusing on two case study areas:
- Rapid growth areas on the urban fringe in South-East Tasmania
- Key regional urban areas on the North West Coast.
Community chats were held in Burnie, Ulverstone, Devonport, Brighton and Primrose Sands in June and July 2022. Individual interviews were completed in June, July and August 2022.
Through the community chats and interviews, participants shared their experiences and stories of using public transport on the outer urban fringe and in rural towns. In particular, we heard about the trips that aren’t being made, why they aren’t and what happens when there is no or limited access to transport. We also collected ideas from young people and communities on how to make public transport better and fairer in the future.