Have your say on Active Transport

7 April 2017

 

In an effort to reduce congestion and increase Active Transport, the City of Gold Coast is asking residents to have their say on the draft Active Transport Plan. 

Active Transport is a choice to walk, cycle, carpool or use public transport instead of automatically reaching for the car keys.

“Every time you chose to travel actively, that’s another car off the road,” said Mayor Tom Tate.

“Not only will it help ease congestion, but we will have a more active and healthy Gold Coast.”

By 2031 it is estimated that the Gold Coast will have to accommodate an additional 500,000 car trips per day.

“We are expanding the Light Rail and public transport network, we are spending more than $100 million on our road network to keep the traffic flowing,” said Cr Tate.

“Now we are calling on all Gold Coasters to start embracing Active Transport and bust congestion together.”

Community input will help the City deliver a reliable network that supports people who use Active Transport.

The Active Transport Plan includes key actions to encourage more people to walk and cycle such as investigating a bike share scheme for the City.

“Bike sharing is where you pick up a bike from point ‘A’ and drop it back later, or leave it at point ‘B’,” said Cr Tate. “They are popular in 1000 cities around the world.”

“We are the city of active wear, let’s also be known as the city of active transport.”

Visit www.gchaveyoursay.com.au/activetravel, watch the video then have your say and go in the draw for the chance to win a bike (two to be won).

Community consultation will be open from 11 April to 5 May 2017.

 

 

 

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