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TransportMobilising people and goods within and between cities

Infrastructure to facilitate the mobility of people and goods through different modes of transport, within and between cities

The planning of transport infrastructure to meet current and future needs is a central objective of urban policies. Metropolitan planning strategies and infrastructure reports highlight the need to invest in transport infrastructure to combat congestion and improve connections between people’s homes, services, employment and social opportunities. The avoidable cost of congestion across Australian capital cities is estimated to be around $16.5 billion. The reports distinguish between private vehicles, public transport, freight and different modes of active transport.

Urban policy frameworks focus on improving mobility within cities by providing efficient transport infrastructure, as well as hubs for the transport of freight. This Brief will address different modes of transport and the role of airports and ports.

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