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Journeys : Apr May 2012
Glenys Worth lives in Zeehan. She is retired, lives with two dogs and loves to do crafts. Glenys has been an R ACT member since 1974. Why did you join the R ACT? Because I need the R ACT, I like them and I feel safe. I know that if I break down they will come and help me. But that’s if I can get reception for my phone! What’s the most memorable time you’ve been helped by being a member of the RACT? Luckily I haven’t needed to use them here in Tasmania but in Queensland I had a flat battery and a puncture at the same time so I was pleased to be a member and get help. Tell me about your current car. I have a 1989 Nissan Pulsar. It is red and I adore it. I could have bought another car but I won’t part with her. Do you have any stickers on your car? I have a Welsh sticker because I was born in Wales and I’m proud of it. I also have a Stonehenge sticker. What is your biggest motoring gripe? I have three – the way some people make a straight road out of a corner; speeding on the mountain roads; and using cell phones while driving. I really don’t like coming round the cor ner in the mountains to find someone on my side of the road. After the family photos, what is your most precious material possession, the thing you would try to grab if there was ever a fire? My dogs and then my DVDs and CDs. What is your most memorable holiday moment? My best holiday was six weeks on a boat going across the Pacific Ocean and through the Panama Canal. I then got back to Britain for a working holiday. This was back in 1972 but I still remember a lot about the holiday. What about your favourite holiday destination? Wales – I’ve been home three times and I love it. Where do you plan to spend your next holiday? I’m going to Wales and also to London to visit my cousins. Member in focus • Limits on the financial and physical capacity of the University to meet the demand for on-site parking Sustainability is an ongoing challenge for individuals and organisations alike. Creating an environment where it is easier to choose sustainable options is vital. The sustainable transport strategy attempts to do just that by committing to a program of continual improvement that w ill be reviewed annually. Particular emphasis will be placed on raising awareness, providing incentives and disincentives, and improving infrastructure, facilities and ser vices. Initiatives will be implemented to address one or more of the following objectives: 1. Maximise access to the Universit y by healthy and sustainable transport options, including through examples such as : • Improved walking, bicycle and motorcycle/scooter infrastructure • Work with public transport providers to enhance public transport services to university facilities (such as bus shelters and ser vice infor mation, Wi-Fi, ticketing, bus route planning, bike user access, and new public transport modes in target cor ridors) • Identify opportunities to reduce student and staff travel inefficiencies through improvements to class timetables, e-lear ning and video conferencing 2. Reduce the incidence of single occupant vehicle use and unnecessary travel, through examples such as: • Encourage students and staff to consider sharing vehicles or choosing non-car options for short trips • Create an environment where more efficient vehicle options are attractive (motor cycles/scooters, electric bikes and vehicles) • Create an environment where more efficient travel is considered 3. Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from University transport sources, through examples such as: • Implement emission and waste reduction strategies for the UTAS vehicle fleet • Access certified ethical carbon offset opportunities for any emissions we can’t reduce • Support and recognise those who act to reduce their transport emissions • Identify and reduce unnecessar y travel (including local business travel, flights) The strategy was developed in consultation with staff and students, key external stakeholders and the UTAS community. The overarching objectives and strategic actions take into account the availability of campus facilities, proposed campus developments and staff and student travel patterns. To be successful, the strategy will need the support of staff, students, v isitors and stakeholders such as local councils, the State Gover nment and Metro Tasmania. Implementing this strategy as a component of the broader UTAS sustainability plan will bring about positive change to the way we manage our transport activities at the University; change that will benefit staff, students, local communities and our environment. In our community April / May 2012 11
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