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Submission – Fantasy Map: Future Rapid Transit of Canberra,…

A fantasy map imagining Canberra’s (newly under construction) light rail system and a fantasy rapid and feeder bus network at some point in the future. I wanted to address Canberra’s notorious reputation as a spread out and car dominated city and make the map about finding fast and simple connections to high quality public transport corridors.

Key Takeaways:

  • A fantasy map imagining Canberra’s (newly under construction) light rail system and a fantasy rapid and feeder bus network at some point in the future.
  • The angles of these corridors are based on Canberra’s famous axial geometric and functional layout, which makes the diagram more geographically accurate within the older central area of the city while making it more schematic in outlying suburban areas.
  • Supplementing the two light rail corridors are a proposed network of rapid buses, utilizing routes already mooted for new rapid services by the ACT government.

“A free tourist bus connecting national attractions is highlighted in a mid-tone of green, distinguishing it as an important element distinct from the commuter system.”

https://transitmap.net/post/153912450890/canberra-john-roberts#_=_