Brisbane’s e-mobility strategy
Brisbane City Council has developed Brisbane’s e-mobility strategy to provide guidance to private and public enterprise and support the use of sustainable and more energy-efficient transport options across Brisbane. This document outlines Council’s priorities on e-mobility including our policies, plans for infrastructure and safety considerations for future partnerships.
Our vision is for a connected city, where transport enhances liveability, supports business and investment, takes advantage of new technology and keeps riders and pedestrians safe.
By outlining a vision that looks to the future, we’re improving quality of life for residents while ensuring our city has the services and infrastructure to meet the needs of future generations.
About the project
Transport is essential to the functioning of our city. Our transport networks connect people to work, study, services and entertainment, and move goods, commodities and resources to ensure that our city’s economy thrives.
The Transport Plan for Brisbane – Strategic Directions (Transport Plan) is Council’s plan to guide the evolution of our city’s transport network over the next 25 years as Brisbane grows and evolves. E-mobility (also referred to as e-wheeling) is a key initiative of the Transport Plan and focuses on opportunities to encourage greater use of e-bikes, e-scooters and other emerging, sustainable e-mobility travel options.
Brisbane’s e-mobility strategy provides further direction to realise this key initiative, helping to meet the city’s needs as well as being flexible to respond to the opportunities and challenges ahead.
There are five outcomes that form Council’s strategic direction in the adoption of e-mobility as part of the transport system. For each outcome, we have developed directions to guide Council’s implementation.
The proposed outcomes are:
- private and public agencies are responsive and work together effectively to improve safety and ensure public confidence in e-mobility
- e-mobility services are widely used in Brisbane, helping to connect communities with local services
- transport services and infrastructure help to enable e-mobility as a replacement for short car trips, especially for the first-and-last mile to public transport
- the use of technology improves the efficiency and effectiveness of e-mobility networks and services in Brisbane
- our transport infrastructure helps to improve safety and public confidence and helps the e-mobility industry to grow.
It will be Council's responsibility to:
- promote and coordinate activities that relate to implementing the strategy
- encourage government, industry, private sector and the community involvement in Brisbane's transport future
- monitor and track progress towards achieving the outcomes of the strategy.
The e-mobility strategy will be used to guide future planning and help make e-mobility, including shared schemes, a part of our city's transport network.
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In late 2020, community and industry were invited to share feedback on the draft e-mobility strategy.
Feedback was collected via:
- an online survey on Council’s website
- phone calls and emails sent to the project team
- written correspondence.
On Tuesday 1 June 2021, Council released the Brisbane’s e-mobility strategy consultation report. The consultation report summarises the community feedback received during the consultation period.
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E-mobility parking hubs
As part of our e-mobility strategy, we are developing a plan for rolling out designated shared scheme parking areas across the city, to create a network of physical parking locations in areas of high demand.
E-mobility parking hubs will provide a designated place to park and pick up shared
e-scooters and e-bikes, to help ensure our footpaths and roads are kept clear and safe for pedestrians and road users.
Council is establishing 18 new e-mobility parking hubs at locations across the CBD and inner suburbs to align with the launch of new e-bikes on 22 July 2021.
This includes 16 hubs at previous CityCycle stations, and two hubs at other footpath locations.
Council will continue to investigate and install new e-mobility parking hubs across Brisbane throughout 2021.
If you would like to find out more about the project, you can:
- email the project team
- phone Council on 07 3403 8888.