PARKING, public transport and road maintenance were the greatest concerns raised by Horsham residents at a transport consultation session on Wednesday.
The RACV asked people to share their views on the city’s transport as part of its Regional Growing Pains project.
Roads and traffic manager Dave Jones said Horsham was one of 10 large regional Victorian cities which would be highlighted in a report aimed at improving transport in rural Victoria.
The report, with the consultation findings, will be released next year.
Mr Jones said it would outline the public transport, roads, footpath and biking improvements needed in Horsham in the next 20 years.
He said more than 20 people attended the consultation at Horsham’s RACV store.
Mr Jones said shop workers had difficulties finding all-day parking.
“Another issue was that the bus service doesn’t start early enough for people to catch the bus to work,” Mr Jones said.
Public transport bringing people to and from Horsham’s outlying towns was another issue.
Mr Jones said the people the RACV had spoken to wanted to be more connected with Melbourne and the rest of the Wimmera.
He said people felt bus timetabling made it difficult to access V/Line services to Ararat on weekends.
Mr Jones said those unable to attend the consultation could have their say by completing a survey at racv.com.au/regionalsurvey by Thursday.
“Alternatively, you can pick up a survey from the RACV Shop in Firebrace Street or call RACV and we will post one out to you,” he said.