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Car crackdown

Drivers are facing paying more for parking in Hobart as part of the city council's deliberate attempt to clear traffic bottlenecks.

A draft strategy for the decade ahead also contains much lower speed limits, as slow as 20 k's an hour, to spur on drivers to swap to public transport, cycling and walking.

Lord Mayor Ron Christie told WIN the newly released plan tackles transport issues in a comprehensive fashion.

"It covers everything about different modes of transport, walkability, cycling, traffic congestion, smart parking."

Alderman Helen Burnet helped form the proposal.

"If we can get more people out of cars and onto public transport or onto electric bikes or push bikes or walking, we'll find some of those problems and pressures on our road system will reduce."