Zero Emissions Targeting transport. Preliminary pilot proposal

 

 

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MOBILISE AND CONNECT COMMUNITIES - REMOVE CARBON AND CONGESTION


  1. PROJECT AIM - Prove the best way to enable RENEWABLY CHARGED ELECTRIC VEHICLES shared transport in a common scenario
  2. PROJECT BENEFITS - Eliminate* emissions, vastly improve community transport, logistics, traffic, parking, safety, socioeconomics and ambiance
  3. PROJECT OUTCOME - Match priority transport and governance goals with imperative sustainability needs, build a replicable model to roll out

     

     

    SUCCESS MEANS A MODEL FOR ALL AROUND AUSTRALIA AND FURTHER AFIELD!

    It also meshes precisely with existing initiatives, plans and programs - parknride, paytopark, preferential plate recognition technologies etc. 

     

    Pilot proposal placed centrally in Noosa. 

    Concise situation

    A cluster of neighboring estates occupancy numbers tripling in just a few years. Their 3 existing bus stops and turnarounds are at present hardly utilized in spite of all the communities travel going right by! The bulk of trips are into the town center with all amenities and a central bus station. There are four schools and five community centers* including the Aquatic center that tie in. The main sporting grounds 'Girraween complex' are also facilitated. And access to essential services as well as entertainment areas. Other precincts en route could benefit too. 

    purely conceptual possibility

    *Noosa Aquatic Center, Tennis club, Bicentennial gym, The J, Courthouse.

     

    Renewable Energy

    Either a new Solar PV power installation and/or a renewable Power Purchase Agreement could be great ways to ensure renewable electricity supply. As part of our study, suitable solar system sites would be investigated near community estates or even on or around Noosa's waste treatment plant facility in the middle. There the existing onsite structures and buildings, or appropriate cleared land could provide solar space plus parktocharge area. And even the ponds themselves may even offer opportunities for floating solar power!

    That parcels zoning, orientation and elevation are another advantage of this clim8safe idea. Otherwise an LGC PPA arrangement for example with the new windfarm near Noosa may offer overnight and poor weather charging. Either or both together enable comprehensive renewable solutions. In any case boosting the business case with shared renewable power, even expanding that to supply adjacent properties and dwellings with power is another clim8safe idea we are excited about. That could leverage a battery or hydro storage scenario as well. Imagine an outcome where not just the transport is renewably powered, also the surrounding businesses, homes and community are all benefiting from some solar power too. Making going green more viable for everyone!

    Functional

    The 4 schools along Ben Lexen Drive result in traffic congestion at peak hours. We could focus the shared electric vehicles at those times to help get students safely to and from school, and for the rest of the time service everyone else. Besides saving carbon through less fuel burned, less tires and roads worn out and less stress. Some other key benefits of this targeted ODT strategy are:

    • Huge increase on ROI and value proposition of business case
    • Massive improvement impact on peak hour traffic congestion
    • Much safer for students and everyone else riding/walking
    • More community building through shared transport
    • More time for parents to be productive

    On Demand Transport electric vehicle share of ebuses, peoplemovers and cars of various sizes, and ebike/scootershare all harmonize with our strategic solutions. Central to our vision is easy integration of all transport types. To see an example of our ebike and other mobility modes shared use proposals PLEASE CLICK HERE.

    Put together they all open up new non conflicting connections feeding into the towns main transport terminal and network. All renewably powered and sustainable. To move more people with less carbon and congestion this is THE perfect pilot project.

    Logic 

    Addressing the largest emissions segment, reference the Australian Climate Change Authority:

    A.C.C.A. Conclusion:
    'Improving the efficiency of road passenger transport using existing technologies is one of the lowest cost emissions reduction opportunities in the Australian economy.'

     

    Potential partners

    Existing expressions of support are already forthcoming from key stakeholders such as Zero Emissions Noosa, the estates, resort, local MP, councillors, community bodies and importantly platform providers such as BRIDJ. Please send your support directly to xplor4.

      

                                           

      

     

    Professional clim8safe consultancy can progress this exciting pilot proposal pending funding and support.

     

    This is a fantastic opportunity for business, community and the future. We are actively seeking funding for full feasibility study. For any query, input, ideas, contribution or feedback please contact m:0419 674 584  or email@xplor4.com 

     

     

     

     

     M. Colefax

     Related link: https://xplor4.com/blogs/news/queenslands-1st-electric-bus