A Report On The Car Travel

1827 Words Nov 23rd, 2015 8 Pages
Private vehicles are at the forefront of the growing epidemic regarding carbon pollution and climate change. (Click) In Australia, cars accounted for 48% of transport emissions in 2013 (Trends in transport greenhouse gas emissions, 2013). However to combat this issue, many cities around the world have actively discouraged the use of private motor vehicles when travelling in and around the city. They aim to reduce the prevalence of cars through the promotion of bicycles, walking and public transport. In Europe, two cities have successfully implemented strategies and campaigns to increase the amount of bicycle travel in and around the cities centre, these are Copenhagen and Houten. The aim of this presentation is to investigate cities where car travel has been discouraged and hence decreased and if and how these strategies can be adopted in Brisbane.
Brisbane is the third most populous city in Australia and capital of Queensland accommodating over 2.3 million people, thus it serves as an excellent basis to introduce a regime targeting at reduced carbon emissions through a decrease in car use. In Brisbane it is evident that driving to work, school and for leisure activities is the primary form of transport among adults. As evident by this map… Whilst many people live in the inner suburbs, representation from the outer suburbs or Greater Brisbane is high. With 64.2% people travelling by car, a campaign must be developed in order to reduce this. A major…

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