Brisbane’s e-mobility strategy draft

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Brisbane City Council is seeking input from the community and industry on Brisbane’s e-mobility strategy draft to ensure everyone has an opportunity to have their say on Brisbane’s transport future.

Council has developed Brisbane’s e-mobility strategy draft 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 organisations are responsive and work together effectively to improve community awareness 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 the e-mobility industry to grow, improving safety and public confidence in e-mobility.

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Have your say

Community consultation took place from 24 November 2020 to 28 February 2021.

Following community and industry feedback, Council will finalise and publish the e-mobility strategy which will be used to guide future planning and help make e-mobility, including shared schemes, a part of our city’s transport network.

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.

More information

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Last updated: 1 March 2021