Mapping traffic to cut congestion, aid mobility in Western Sydney

The FAST project, an initiative under the iMOVE-CRC, aims to identify traffic patterns, then recommend infrastructure upgrades and improved forward planning to reduce congestion in the Liverpool region of Western Sydney.

The project, which teams researchers at The University of Sydney with Liverpool City Council, will assess emerging opportunities for ‘sustainable urban mobility’ for the rapidly growing community of Liverpool, in Western Sydney.

The project team will investigate challenges to mobility in growth areas and existing suburbs, and explore opportunities for interventions to enable more sustainable and accessible movement in and around the Liverpool CBD.

One of the goals of the study is to develop strategies to improve mobility and accessibility for residents, workers and visitors.

To achieve this, the project team will prototype a ‘Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning’ process that aligns with ongoing strategic and statutory planning processes underway in Liverpool LGA and provides for the region’s rapid growth and change.

A focus of the study is on streamlining the important arterial road linking Liverpool’s rapidly growing CBD with the soon-to-be-built Western Sydney Airport and adjacent Aerotropolis, with its planned Agribusiness Precinct.

To find out more about the FAST project, click here.

Source: FAST: A sustainable urban mobility plan for Liverpool I iMOVE CRC

Lead image: iMOVE CRC’s FAST project will explore traffic patterns in the Liverpool area and recommend solutions. Credit: Liverpool City Council