City of Whittlesea residents are being encouraged to share their experiences of using public transport to feed into council’s advocacy efforts ahead of the state election.
Feedback from residents will give council a better understanding of changing needs, and what council can advocate for with transport improvements.
The state election is in November.
Council is hoping to understand the community’s feelings towards public transport use following the COVID-19 pandemic, as personal safety concerns and changed working habits are expected to have impacted the frequency and accessibility of the network in the area.
Chair administrator Lydia Wilson said it was important for council to understand the community’s feelings and what might be stopping them from using public transport more often.
“We know the pandemic has changed the way we go about many things, and this include using public transport,” she said.
“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.
“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.”
The survey will close on June 27.
For more information and to provide feedback, people can visit engage.whittlesea.vic.gov.au/ptsafety.