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Public and active transport for GC2018

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In line with the City of Gold Coast's Transport Strategy 2031, the GC2018 Transport Operations Plan focuses on public and active transport as the primary means of travel to GC2018 events. GC2018 will include free travel on public transport for ticketed spectators on event days.

Public transport, walking or cycling will be the best way for most spectators to access events, providing an important opportunity to support the City’s transition away from single-occupant vehicles towards public and active transport.

For the Gold Coast, GC2018 means investment in public transport and pedestrian, cycle and road network improvements that will deliver ongoing benefits including reduced congestion, better health, and cleaner air. GC2018 provides a catalyst to bring forward infrastructure improvements and planning and service delivery modifications for the long-term benefit of the community.

In the lead up to GC2018, City of Gold Coast, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Coorporation (GOLDOC) and the Queensland State Government through the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) will work with major employers to promote public transport, telecommuting, active travel and travelling outside of peaks to reduce pressure on the transport system during GC2018. It is hoped that these changes will support ongoing benefits and improved sustainable transport opportunities for the region.

Read the Media Statement.

Delivery Agencies

Benefits

Increasing active and public transport is an important element in delivering a sustainable GC2018, and will contribute to significant legacies following the Games.

  • GC2018 provides the city with more options for active travel and public transport, resulting in greater connectivity.
  • GC2018 accelerates travel behaviour change on the Gold Coast to encourage more people out of their cars.
  • GC2018 inspires Australians to become healthier and happier through an active lifestyle and physical activity.