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Achieving Transit Orientated Design

By October 10, 2005No Comments

This submission was written in response to concepts discussed during the Community Reference Group meeting in September relating to the proposed redevelopment of Ringwood Station.

Transit orientated design refers in part to the integration between public transport and commercial/residential/community precincts and as such is dependent on the convenience of public transport, active transport (walking and cycling) and the ease of transferring between these modes.

For instance the experience of a passenger journey on public transport comprises of many factors including:

  • Service reliability;
  • Service frequency;
  • Travel times;
  • Safety;
  • Ease of transfer.

In this regard the expansion of Clocktower Park to provide integration with Ringwood Station must be facilitated to connect the history and significant of this park to the wider public consciousness. Furthermore current shop frontages at Ringwood Station should consist of a retail/café mix to provide retail integration between the two sides of Maroondah Highway and to transform the so-called ‘Station Superblock’ into a liveable space.

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email: alex@alexmakin.com.au

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