Multi-modal vision unveiled

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Liverpool City Council in Australia has released early planning details for a smart transit corridor connecting Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport and the Liverpool city center.

The Fifteenth Avenue Smart Transit (FAST) Corridor Design Framework is the council’s vision for a sustainable transit corridor linking Western Sydney International Airport with the Western Sydney Aerotropolis and downtown Liverpool.

“The corridor will be future-proofed for emerging technologies such as trackless trams. It will be more than a critical transport link – it’s also an opportunity to create new, sustainable communities along the route which are sensitive to their bushland and farming landscape, explained Liverpool Mayor Wendy Waller. “Our vision is to reduce sprawl, improve public transport and preserve the unique character of our growing region.”

“In addition to a regular, 30-minute public transport connection to the new airport, the corridor reinforces our commitment to active transport, such as cycling and walking,” Waller said.

“The new corridor could support a range of housing types and employment opportunities, and connect residents, workers and visitors to natural assets including Western Sydney Parklands and local waterways,” she added.

Liverpool City Council has begun early design work on its preferred corridor option and will seek community feedback in late 2020. The FAST Corridor project is planned for completion in line with the opening of Western Sydney Airport in 2026.

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