Greater Suva Transportation Strategy

To enhance transportation in Fiji’s capital (Suva), the Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) commissioned a review of the Greater Suva Transportation Strategy (2001). GTA Consultants in partnership with local consultants prepared a new strategy spanning to 2030. The report outlines a Staging Plan and an Action Plan for implementing road projects, traffic management measures, public transport initiatives, walking, cycling and road safety initiatives from 2015 to 2030.

The Greater Suva Transportation Strategy is a transport blueprint for the Greater Suva Area (GSA) over the next 15 years. The plan was prepared over six months, with GTA staff visiting Fiji on multiple occasions with extensive input from a wide range of Stakeholders and the Fiji Roads Authority. The long-term strategy aims to drive improvement in Suva’s:

  • Environmental sustainability
  • Social Inclusion
  • Economic prosperity
  • Liveability as an urban centre

Land use projections suggest that the current population could increase by 25% by 2030. Areas on the periphery of the GSA, such as west of Lami and beyond Nausori Town, could lead to an expansion of the definition of the GSA and increase this growth even further. With this in mind the existing traffic congestion and road safety issues will be exasperated unless action is taken to implement the recommendations of the transport strategy.

Client // Fiji Roads Authority

GTA Office // Melbourne

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