From the University’s who da thunk it department, the Newcastle Herald reports on the traffic and parking chaos to come from the University of Newcastle’s CBD campus. The article omits to mention that Civic Station sits opposite the new campus. A PhD is not required to work out that by keeping the existing rail to Newcastle and Civic, parking and traffic pressure around Civic is reduced.
IT’S already been dubbed The Nightmare on Hunter Street – a looming choke of cars and traffic brought on by the opening of the new law courts and university campus in Newcastle’s CBD.
When opened, the university’s New Space campus will house more than 2300 people at peak times. Its own transport study predicts, at best, that only 40per cent of those people will arrive by public transport.
Despite that, the university has proposed only five on-site parking spaces. Next door at the new law courts, only 24 on-site parking spots are being built.