Col Edwards waits for a bus in Monkland Street. Results from the survey will dictate future improvements to public transport.
Col Edwards waits for a bus in Monkland Street. Results from the survey will dictate future improvements to public transport. Renee Pilcher

Travel habits surveyed

THE impacts of a recent travel survey may be felt across the region far into the future.

A Department of Transport and Main Roads spokesperson said the household travel survey would be a vital source of information used in planning future transport, infrastructure and services.

In Gympie 3000 people were sent a confidential survey to complete before yesterday.

But 1500 Kingaroy and 845 Gayndah households were also surveyed.

Questions in the survey included how many people lived at your home and how many bicycles were kept, to employment status and an activity diary.

At the back of the survey a section asking if anything prevented people from using public transport was a chance for the region to highlight any gaps in public transport services.

“The Gympie, Kingaroy and Gayndah Household Travel Survey will provide Transport and Main Roads with up to date details on travel behaviour in the region,” a departmental spokesperson said.

“The results of the travel survey will be used to assist Transport and Main Roads in planning infrastructure and services across all transport modes, including passenger transport and cycling.”

To get a complete picture of travel in the Gympie region people in Curra, The Palms, Traveston, Canina, Tin Can Bay, Cooloola Cove, Rainbow Beach and in-between were sent surveys.

The spokesperson said addresses were selected at random from the Australian Address Reference File.

“The review of the data should be completed by February 2011.

“The survey findings will be incorporated into planning studies around the region and it is anticipated results will be made available when the data is fully analysed.”

Previously Travel Surveys have been conducted in South East Queensland, Bundaberg, Maryborough and Hervey Bay.

The results of Queensland Regional Travel Surveys are used to develop programs for future improvements based on the actual travel behaviour of people; personal details are kept confidential.

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