Over 23,000 people have had their say on the state of NSW roads in what is the largest transport survey in the state’s history, with the M5 Motorway at Liverpool receiving the most number of votes for a specific location.
The NRMA has today released the results of the comprehensive survey which saw almost 10,000 roads receive votes from 23,400 people across the state. The Rate Your Road survey was launched by the NRMA in January to give voters a voice leading up to the 23 March NSW Election.
Participants were asked to rate their road on a scale of very poor to excellent (rating out of 100) based on congestion, condition and safety. Voters also rated local public transport services.
The top 10 road locations across NSW to receive the most number of votes were:
|Rank||Location||Reason||Number of votes|
|1||M5 at Moorebank||Congestion||510|
|2||Epping Road at Ryde||Congestion||474|
|3||Pacific Highway at Coffs Harbour||Congestion||439|
|4||Parramatta Road at Ashfield||Congestion||421|
|5||Pennant Hills Road at Ku-Ring-Gai||Congestion||395|
|6||Windsor Road Hills District||Congestion||237|
|7||Lane Cove Road at Ryde||Congestion||234|
|8||Military Road at Mosman||Congestion||229|
|9||Barton Highway in the ACT||Safety||228|
|10||Pacific Highway at Ku-Ring-Gai||Congestion||213|
In addition, the roads and highways across the state to receive the most number of overall votes across the whole length of the road and the ratings voters gave each road out of 100 were:
|Rank||Road||Votes||Rating out of 100|
|5||Pennant Hills Road||518||46|
|10||Great Western Highway||263||54|
Among roads to receive 50 or more votes the top three with the best scores out of 100 were:
|Rank||Road||Rating out of 100||Reason|
|1||Old Windsor Road at the hills||62||80 (condition)|
|2||Memorial Drive in Wollongong||59||72 (condition)|
|3||Showground Road in Hills Shire||60||65 (condition)|
NRMA spokesperson Peter Khoury thanked the community for the overwhelming response to the NRMA’s Rate Your Road campaign and said the data would be critical as the NRMA worked to improve the state’s transport network.
“To have mobilised over 23,000 people for the NRMA’s state election campaign is very humbling and our commitment to the community is that their participation will not go to waste - with just under two weeks to voting day and a Federal Election in the coming months this data will be invaluable,” Mr Khoury said.
“These survey results are telling. In Sydney, some of the most congested roads will soon be transformed with the completion of Westconnex and NorthConnex. We expect to see very different results for Pennant Hills Road, Parramatta Road, the M5 and the Pacific Highway once these projects are completed.”
Mr Khoury said the message from this survey to policymakers from all levels of Government was simple - as long as our cities and towns continue to grow so too must our commitment to visionary policies around roads and public transport.
“Delivering the roads and public transport services of the future - both on land and through our famous Sydney Harbour - is critical to NSW reaching its business and tourism potential. Perhaps most importantly of all, it is how we can best ensure our citizens can get home to their families safely and quickly every night,” Mr Khoury said.
“In this year of elections for NSW and Australia, that is a legacy all candidates should strive to achieve.”
Contact: Peter Khoury 0439 133 115