RACT Consultation on Greater Launceston Mobility Vision
TasCOSS consultations with our membership and with individual Tasmanians consistently show transport as one of the key issues facing low income residents of the state. This is as much the case in the Greater Launceston region as it is elsewhere in the state with far fewer travel choices available and affordable for people living on low incomes and in vulnerable circumstances, particularly those living in the outer reaches of Greater Launceston.
Transport is an important key enabler of participation in key areas of life, including education, employment, engagement with community and access to essential services. As Tasmania recovers from COVID-19 it is more important than ever to ensure that all Tasmanians have the means to participate in these key areas of life. The possible actions set out in this document show that greater participation does not always bring with it greater cost. We encourage the RACT to work closely with councils in the Greater Launceston areas as well as the State Government to prioritise in their COVID-19 recovery plans the implementation of equitable transport solutions.