Locals are being invited to take part in an on-line panel to discuss public transport in the Illawarra.
IRIS Research recently carried out a voxpop survey which found Northern Illawarra residents are not big users of public transport, but would be if there were more services, it was cheaper, and safety was assured.
212 people from across the Illawarra responded to the IRIS Research Voxpop survey, with two thirds saying they did not use any public transport in the first four days of last week.
Hoever 60% of the public transport users took the train with 37% catching a bus. 2% even caught ferries, suggesting they travelled outside of the Illawarra.
For those who did use public transport, the primary reason was convenience, followed by cost, with the third most-common reason being the environment.
Only 5% of respondents said they were unsatisfied with their experience.
The survey also found most trips were made from home to work or to the shops, were with 50 kilometres of home and 65% of the trips were done without users having to get in the car and drive to the station or bus stop.
IRIS is inviting locals to take part in their follow-up
on-line panel regarding public transport. You can register at www.iris.org.au and follow the links.