Adelaide – the most car reliant city

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<p><span style=”font-size: 10pt; font-family: calibri;”>Following <a href=”http://parkingconsultants.com/Public_transport_use_in_Sydney_on_the_rise” target=”_blank”>last week&rsquo;s article</a> on the Sydney Census results on transportation showing that the city&rsquo;s use of public transport is increasing; this week we turn the spotlight to Australia&rsquo;s most car reliant city: Adelaide. </span></p>
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<p><span style=”font-size: 10pt; font-family: calibri;”>The Census figures show that nearly two-thirds, or 64 per cent, of Adelaide dwellers drive to work – the most of any capital city. According to <a href=”http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/adelaide-the-most-car-reliant-city-in-the-nation-its-citizens-eschewing-public-transport/story-e6frea83-1226507860681″ target=”_blank”>AdelaideNow.com.au</a>, contributing factors include affordable all-day CBD parking, employee salary packages including cars as part of a workplace fleet, and the public transport system not effectively meeting the needs of commuters. </span></p>
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<p><span style=”font-size: 10pt; font-family: calibri;”>All day parking in the city ranges mostly between $12 and $15 a day, and according to <a href=”http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/adelaide-the-most-car-reliant-city-in-the-nation-its-citizens-eschewing-public-transport/story-e6frea83-1226507860681″ target=”_blank”>AdelaideNow.com.au</a>, with relatively cheap early-bird rates across CBD car parks costing workers as little as $57.50 a week, compared with an adult 10-trip multi-trip public transport ticket cost of $31.90.</span></p>
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<p><span style=”font-size: 10pt; font-family: calibri;”>Figures obtained by&nbsp;<em><a href=”http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/adelaide-the-most-car-reliant-city-in-the-nation-its-citizens-eschewing-public-transport/story-e6frea83-1226507860681″ target=”_blank”>The Advertiser</a></em>&nbsp;in August showed public transport patronage had slumped by 2.44 million boardings in the past year. A spokeswoman for the Government said that they were working to provide commuters with a more modern, efficient and reliable public transport system. Happy days!</span></p>
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