30 Oct '12, 2am

Let’s get moving - Australian Government recognise the need for a national strategy for alternative forms of transport

Increasing the uptake of walking, riding and use of public transport requires a strategic, holistic approach, says the nation’s green building organisation. “The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) commends the Australian Government for releasing its draft report, Walking, Riding and Access to Public Transport, which acknowledges that a nationally-agreed strategy is required to increase participation rates in walking, riding and public transport use,” says the GBCA’s Executive Director of Advocacy, Robin Mellon. “A growing body of research demonstrates the social, environmental, economic and health benefits of encouraging people to engage in alternative forms of transport. However, increasing levels of walking, riding and public transport use will require strategic thinking and cooperation from all levels of government, industry and the community,” Mr Mellon adds. “...

Full article: http://www.gbca.org.au/news/gbca-media-releases/diverse-t...

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