In Brisbane, we live in a city where those that can afford inner city living enjoy a lifestyle of choices - where to go, when to go and how to get there. The further out you live the less options you have. It’s cheaper to drive the car (which is saying something at today’s petrol prices) than catching public transport, the roads are congested and it takes forever to get to where you’re going. Why not formulate a policy that rewards people using public transport? Encourage it as a way of life as it is overseas? By swapping the cost around so that fares are cheaper the further out you live, you give people a choice in their budgets. In the long term you’d have less cars on the road which means less road maintenance. It improves the lifestyle of people, the sustainability of the city and would be the a blueprint for the rest of the country.
Public transport changes the welfare of people