Green transport

Car travel accounts for around 11 percent of an average resident's emissions. Brisbane City Council encourages you to try and swap a weekly car trip for an alternative method.

Avoiding car travel is one of the best ways you can reduce emissions, plus it creates cleaner air and less congestion on the roads.

Active school travel

Encouraging your children to ride, walk or take public transport to school makes them fitter, reduces traffic congestion around schools and has environmental benefits from reduced emissions. Find out about our Active School Travel program.

Riding a bike

Every time you choose to go by bike you are joining thousands of others in making a good choice for Brisbane. Riding a bike produces no air pollution, uses less energy and resources than driving and is a more efficient use of space than driving, which helps to protect our precious bushland, parks and waterways. 

Council’s Cycling Brisbane program provides free workshops, events and resources to encourage people of all ages and abilities to ride more.


Combine the benefits of walking and improving the environment. Find out what Brisbane has to offer for:

Public transport

Council offers a wide variety of alternatives to driving. These include:

Learn more about Brisbane's public transport services including timetables and tickets.

What Council is doing

As part of our vision for a clean, green city, Council undertakes many actions to reduce the impacts of transport around the city. We do this by offering reduced parking fees for hybrid vehicles in King George Square car park, offsetting the emissions of Council's vehicle fleet and investing in hybrid vehicles and low-emissions buses.

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