Most people do some form of travelling every day - on the Gold Coast people make about 1.5 million trips per day and have a high dependence on motor vehicles.
We need to encourage modes of transport that don’t harm the global and local environment by consuming fossil fuels and contributing to greenhouse gas emissions, while providing efficient and socially equitable access around our City for residents, visitors and businesses.
The Gold Coast City Transport Plan, developed by Council and the Queensland Department of Transport, aims to develop an integrated transport system for the City to achieve sustainable transport.
Why not walk or cycle to work or school, take public transport or carpool and consider purchasing an environmentally friendly vehicle or using ethanol blend fuel (if suitable for your vehicle) - you can help make a difference.
In this section
Find out about:
- Active Travel - program encouraging behaviour change to sustainable modes of transport
- Cycling & bikeways - follow Council's network of bikeways when getting around the city
- Transport information - roads, buses, taxis, trains, ferries
- Oceanway - a linked series of walkways following the foreshore
- Council Cab - a subsidised transport service for people over 60 and people with a disability
- Gold Coast Rapid Transit
Cars are the main source of greenhouse gas emissions on the Gold Coast - almost 90 per cent of vehicles registered in 2005 run on petrol and another eight per cent run on diesel.
We need to reduce the number and length of trips we make by car, and this can be done by coordinated planning for where people work and live, providing support for people to work from home, providing quality public transport, making non-motorised transport attractive and by individuals changing their own behaviours.
The City Transport Plan, which is currently under review, has seven strategic objectives:
- quality public transport
- co-ordinated land use and transport systems
- moderated travel demand growth
- attractive non-motorised transport
- a safe and efficient road system
- efficient freight and air transport operations to support economic development
- an integrated, socially just and environmentally responsible transport system