Buses, trains and trams all use far less resources than cars. Increased use will lead to a better service and you can read, listen and relax as you go to and fro.
Efficiency, civility and community are characteristics of cities with well-run, resourced and patronised public transport systems. Trains and trams are 40 times more energy-efficient than cars (and 90 times more efficient than aircraft). So, as we try to reduce our personal contribution to greenhouse gas emissions from car and aircraft use, public transport provides an ideal alternative that is available to all right now.
How to do it now!
Most states and territories have public transport systems (to greater or lesser degrees) and the following transport websites provide information to get you started before you set off.
- ACT – ACTION Buses
- Victoria – metlink (Melbourne Metro and Regional Victoria)
- New South Wales – Transport NSW (Sydney Metro and Regional NSW)
- Queensland – Translink
- Western Australia – Transperth (Perth Metro), TransWA (Regional WA)
- South Australia – Adelaide Metro (Adelaide Metro and Regional SA)
- Tasmania – Metro
- Northern Territory – Public Transport and Cycling