The Greens have a vision for world-class public transport to create more liveable communities, transform how people in NSW connect with each other and access schools, universities and work. The Greens Transport Plan for Liveable Communities will improve our quality of life, alleviate traffic congestion, reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, and end the era multibillion dollar toll roads.
WestConnex will do nothing to deal with traffic congestion and should be abandoned. It will dump more cars on our inner-city streets and boost carbon emissions. Homes in our community will be bulldozed, while our vibrant bars, restaurants and small businesses will be forced to close, as King Street becomes another Parramatta Road.
Dr Mehreen Faruqi holds the transport portfolio for The Greens, and is leading the campaign to Transform Transport.
The Greens are pushing for the NSW Government to take the following action:
- Invest in public and active transport projects and infrastructure, and move more freight onto rail,
- Cancel unnecessary and polluting toll road projects such as NorthConnex and WestConnex,
- Adopt bold modal share targets for public transport, alongside a clear strategy for achieving them.
Locally, in the electorate of Newtown, we are campaigning for accessible train stations, an additional station for the Surry Hills light rail, integrated cycleways and better bus timetabling.
*Authorised by Jenny Leong 383 King St Newtown 2042. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.