Public transport can be social, can remove the stress of driving, can improve your health and can save you time and money. Plan to incorporate public transport use into your households travel arrangements.
Good for your wallet
Catching public transport may be up to four times cheaper than travelling in your car.
Walking to and from public transport adds valuable minutes to your daily exercise total. Using public transport may also be less stressful than driving yourself, allowing you to read, listen to music or just slow down for a bit in your busy day.
It's good for the environmentPublic transport is at least twice as energy efficient as private cars; a full bus produces 377 times less carbon monoxide than a full car. Each full standard bus can take more than 50 cars off the road while a full train can take more than 600 cars off the road.
It helps fight congestionCongestion is estimated to cost Brisbane tax payers as much as $3 billion by 2020. At a local level, less congestion means less wasted time and frustrations as well as safer cleaner roads for people to walk, cycle or scooter. Making public transport work for you means you need to have the right information resources.
An excellent resource is the easy to use Translink journey planner
Explore your local facilities and the benefits of using trains, buses or other public
transport options to get around.
challenges, tools and games.
Useful Tips and Facts
- 20% of all trips under 5km can easily be cycled in 20mins
- Map out a safe route for your children to walk/ride to school. Meet them half way, park further away and walk. Buy umbrellas for wet weather.
- Park your car further away from your destination and walk or cycle the rest of the way
- Plan your car trips so you are doing several tasks./activities