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Active travel

The Gold Coast is unlike most other cities. Our growing population, vibrant tourist industry and multiple centres make our transport challenges unique.

We encourage Gold Coast residents and visitors to choose more sustainable methods of travel such as walking, cycling, carpooling and taking public transport. By doing this we can reduce congestion, improve air quality and the health of our community, and save money.

As part of the Gold Coast Transport Strategy 2031, we aim for as many daily trips as possible to include walking, cycling and public transport.

Make active travel your new normal.

Walking on the gold coast


Walking is free, healthy and an accessible alternative to using a car. A walk to the shops, school or work will help to improve your fitness and reduce stress. You could also try one of our great Gold Coast walking tracks.

The Gold Coast Commonwealth Walkway is a fascinating 10 kilometre walk from the Council Chambers in the Southport CBD to the Council Chambers in the Home Of The Arts precinct in Bundall.

cycling on the gold coast


Cycling is a great way to commute around the Gold Coast. It saves you money, keeps you fit, is good for the environment and reduces congestion.

Public transport | Sustainable travel choices

Public transport

There are a number of public transport options available from our partner TransLink, from buses to heavy rail and the G:link, to travel around the Gold Coast.

Workplace travel | Sustainable travel choices

Workplace travel

Our Workplace Travel Program will help your employees save money and ease local congestion by finding alternative ways to travel to work. Learn how to encourage your visitors and workforce to consider smarter workplace travel.

active school travel

Active school travel

The Active School Travel program helps to reduce traffic congestion around schools by encouraging walking, cycling, riding a scooter, skating, and using public transport.

maps and guides of the gold coast

Maps and guides

Our maps and guides will help you discover the best walking, cycling and public transport routes around the Gold Coast. Why not change the way you move and explore your neighbourhood or the wider Gold Coast?



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