‘The state government may be forced to open up more city parking and build temporary bike lanes as commuters avoid public transport when offices in the heart of Sydney start to reopen.
Transport experts predict the easing of pandemic restrictions will cause a surge in traffic in the coming weeks as people avoid trains, buses and ferries. The pressure on Sydney’s roads will also be hit by tough social distancing rules imposed at train stations and on buses for those who do choose to take public transport.’Rabe (2020-05-15)
‘Meanwhile, University of Technology transport expert Mathew Hounsell said the government had to ensure active transport options were made available to keep people off the roads.
He said replacing some road or parking lanes with temporary bike lanes would be a quick and cheap response to the anticipated surge in traffic.
“They won’t be able to have everyone driving, it’s just not physically possible,” Mr Hounsell said.’Rabe (2020-05-15)
Citation: Rabe (2020-05-15)
Tom Rabe. 2020-05-15, “Limits on train commuters, more CBD parking and bike lanes as Sydney returns to work” Sydney Morning Herald, Fairfax Media Ltd – Nine Entertainment Co. Sydney, NSW, Australia. https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/limits-on-train-commuters-more-cbd-parking-and-bike-lanes-as-sydney-returns-to-work-20200514-p54t1b.html