Improved Transport

Driverless public shuttle

City of Newcastle has welcomed the arrival of its first driverless vehicle ahead of an Australian-first trial that will see it operate in traffic and connect with other public transport modes.
The driverless, 12-person vehicle will undergo rigorous safety testing under the supervision of transport operator Keolis Downer before it commences the trial in coming months.

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Helping you park

We’re working with the developers of the EasyPark app to introduce easier ways for motorists to find parking spaces and pay for their stay. With more than 100,000 people already downloading the EasyPark app, our community is right on board to pay online. Later this year we will introduce a feature which helps identify and direct you to available parks in the city.

Electric transit hub

No. 2 Sportsground and car park in Newcastle West is being transformed into an E-Transit Hub. With a 200-car space weekday parking capacity, and ideally located on the fringe of the CBD, the site is tailor made for the installation of electric transport infrastructure. This includes Electric Vehicle Charge points with a solar carpark cover and battery storage, as well as an E-Bike for travel into the city.

Electric vehicle charging stations

To reduce carbon emissions and support and promote the expansion of electronic vehicles, we’re installing renewable energy-powered public charge-points across the city. Just another way we’re supporting a smart, liveable and sustainable future.

Improving the flow of traffic

To help ease congestion and free the flow of traffic, we’ll install a range of data-gathering traffic sensors to make evidence-based decisions on road upgrades. This data will also be accessible to help people make decisions about where and when to drive.