Carpooling app launched as part of broader transport strategy for Norwest
Wed, June 19, 2019
Norwest developer Mulpha has launched a carpooling app for the exclusive use of the Norwest business community, one of a number of new initiatives currently being developed to improve transport convenience and reduce traffic congestion in Norwest.
The Liftango app will enable workers to share commuting trips into and out of Norwest. It supports users through the entire pick-up and drop-off process, and gives drivers and passengers the flexibility to carpool on the days and times that best suit them.
Mulpha Norwest Executive General Manager, Tim Spencer said Mulpha understands from listening to the community, that traffic is one of the biggest concerns of people living and working in and around Norwest.
“This is being addressed as part of a broader transport strategy specific to Norwest which looks at how people get in and out of the precinct more efficiently, and how people get around it,” he said.
“To change behaviour in relation to transport use, we must start thinking holistically in terms of supply and demand and drive both small and large initiatives to start a movement towards a multi-modal system.
“We are collaborating with Council, RMS, Transport for NSW and private stakeholders to develop a comprehensive approach to traffic management in Norwest.
“Along with the new Metro line which is going to significantly change the way people get in and out of Norwest, and the already busy bus network, the new carpooling app is another option for people to choose.”
Mr Spencer said carpooling is a very convenient, safe and flexible way to get to and from Norwest.
“The Liftango app provides a simple way for people to carpool amongst themselves, save money and make travelling to and from Norwest a pleasant, stress-free experience.”
According to several health reports and research, air pollution caused by the gas emissions from vehicles can significantly increase the chance of health issues such as lung cancer, asthma, allergies and the like. “Reducing the number of cars on the road will go a long way to help combat some of these health issues,” Tim Spencer said.
“This initiative aims to address traffic congestion, particular at peak times, by reducing the number of cars coming into or departing Norwest, and reducing the demand for parking spaces and on-street parking.”
As an added incentive to use the new Liftango app, drivers and sometimes riders, will be eligible to receive fuel and grocery vouchers from time to time.
“We also want to encourage businesses to get involved in the initiative by contributing car space bays which can be dedicated to the carpooling initiative,” Tim Spencer said.
For more information on the carpooling App, Norwest Connect or to register your business or provide a car space bay contact Sarah Peattie, Peattie Public Relations on (02) 9357 7775.
Mulpha Norwest is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mulpha Australia Pty Limited which has operated in Australia since 1985. Mulpha Australia Limited acquires, develops and manages a range of property and lifestyle investments including Hayman Island, InterContinental Hotel Sydney, Sanctuary Cove Resort, Bimbadgen Estate, Hunter Valley and Marritz Hotel, Perisher. In addition to developing the masterplanned community of Bella Vista, which comprises 1400 residential blocks and 500 medium density dwellings, Mulpha Australia has developed one of Australia’s largest business parks, the 377-hectare Norwest Business Park, and Mulgoa Rise, a masterplanned residential community in Western Sydney comprising more than 600 homes.
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