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Urban sprawl fuels Perth congestion woes

Residents of Perth's outer suburbs are spending more than the average mortgage repayment on driving to work every week due to inadequate public transport options, a new report has found.

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That's a big reason to get behind residential property development projects in and around the city!

Most transport networks are stretched during peak times which can be eased through companies offering flexible work hours. There are however serious holes in Perth's public transport system that will continue to cause social and economic problems well into the future. I however am lucky enough to live and work within the scope of the rail network and find it an invaluable, relaxing and mostly peaceful way to commute each day.

Public transport is nice in theory, but the trains in peak are always packed to the brim, often having to wait for the next train because you can't get on.. Bus is just as bad as driving to work due to the congestion.

The State Government in WA has no idea how to plan public transport, and arguably never has - Perth has grown up in a different period to BNE, SYD & MEL, and it is difficult to retro-fit it into a metro area.

I live in Freo and can say the same coming the other way. So glad I work from a home office.

And yet still the govt wastes money on rubbish instead of a public transport system that will scale.

I think your roads are fine compared to the UK where I used to live.

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