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Walking, cycling, public transport and carpooling

By swapping your daily car trips to active travel, you can help reduce congestion on our roads and keep our city cleaner and greener.

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Walking is a free, healthy and 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 take a stroll on one our great Gold Coast walking tracks.

Benefits of walking

Walking is free, low impact, reduces stress and improves fitness. Gold Coasters who walk regularly are able to see an improvement in their general health and wellbeing.

Walking helps you to:

  • increase your overall health and reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke
  • increase your muscle strength and endurance
  • reduce body fat
  • enjoy fewer sick days and periods of illness
  • save money on transport
  • get out and about and enjoy our city from a different perspective
  • meet new people and socialise.

Walking safely

Keep in mind these tips when you are out and about.

  • Walking with a friend is a great motivator.
  • Stay visible and wear reflective or bright coloured clothing.
  • Walk facing oncoming traffic.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and footwear.
  • Use marked crossings wherever possible.
  • Be aware of traffic and your surroundings.

Maps and guides

Our maps and guides will help you discover the best walking, cycling and public transport routes in your local area. Why not explore your neighbourhood or the wider Gold Coast area?

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