The Barton Highway in the Yass Valley has received the most number of votes in the Canberra/Goulburn region through the NRMA’s Rate Your Road survey, the largest transport survey in the state’s history.
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.
Roads in the ACT and Capital Country region received 865 votes.
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 five road locations across the region to receive the most number of votes were:
|Rank||Location||Reason||Number of Votes|
|5||Yass Valley Way||Condition/Safety||50|
Capital Country areas with the most votes were:
- Yass Valley (291)
- ACT (288)
- Wingecarribee (268)
- Goulburn (168)
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|
NRMA region director Kate Lundy thanked the Canberra and surrounding community for their overwhelming response to the NRMA’s Rate Your Road campaign and said the data would be critical as the NRMA worked to improve the region’s transport network.
“More than half of NRMA Members live in regional or rural communities, so it’s important we stand up for the interests of all our Members, not just those in metropolitan areas” Ms Lundy said.
“The fact that so many people completed this survey shows transport and road issues are at the forefront of the state’s concerns, particularly those in regional communities."
“Safety featured prominently when locals had their say and this is not surprising – almost 80 per cent of fatalities on our roads happen in regional areas. For the most part, these are locals who drive these roads day in day out.”