Whittlesea council wants to hear from locals about public transport

Whittlesea council wants to hear from locals about their feelings towards public transport in the municipality (Supplied).

The City of Whittlesea is calling on residents to share their experiences with using public transport to help shape their advocacy efforts ahead of the Victorian state election later this year.

Council is looking to understand the community’s feelings towards public transport use and whether personal safety concerns or changed working habits have impacted their frequency and accessibility of the local network.

Chair Administrator Lydia Wilson said it was imperative to garner an understanding of locals’ feelings towards public transport.

“We know the pandemic has changed the way we go about many things, and this includes using public transport. Whether that is because people are working from home more than they did pre-pandemic and needing to travel less or whether other concerns are preventing people from using public transport, we want to know,” she said.

“The data collected from this survey will give us a better picture of public transport use in the City of Whittlesea, what the barriers and concerns are that may affect our community’s use of public transport, and what improvements are required to provide better access to public transport for our community.

“With the state election looming, this information will enable us to confidently shape our advocacy efforts for public transport improvements in the municipality that will make a real difference in the lives of people in our community,” Ms Wilson said.

Details: engage.whittlesea.vic.gov.au/ptsafety.

The survey will be open until Monday, June 27.