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.
Discover how you can start making your journey by bike by visiting Cycling Brisbane. Alternatively, with CityCycle bike hire, you can travel around Brisbane city and inner suburbs cost-effectively and in style.
Combine the benefits of walking and improving the environment. Find out what Brisbane has to offer for:
Council offers a wide variety of alternatives to driving. These include:
Learn more about Brisbane's public transport services including timetables and tickets.
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.