Transport is expected to make up 60% of emissions in the ACT from 2020. The majority of these emissions are from private car use.
There is a lot that individuals can do to tackle climate change by choosing sustainable forms of transport and reducing private car use as much as possible.
- Active travel – Walk or cycle when traveling short distances. It is a great way to get fit and save money on fuel and car parking fees!
- Car-pool – Start a car-pool with friends and family on your way to work.
- Public transport – Choose to travel by bus or light rail.
- Use a park and ride facility – Catch public transport for part of your journey.
- Considering car-sharing – Use it when you need it and save money on ongoing maintenance and registration costs.
- Zero emissions vehicles – Considering an electric car when purchasing your next vehicle to save money!
- Electric bikes – consider an electric bike or scooter to replace your second car.
Did you know?
Each day you leave your car at home, you reduce your carbon footprint by around 8 kg.
Switching to an electric vehicle could save you around $18,000 on running costs over ten years, as well as the potential to reduce your greenhouse gas emissions by around 3 tonnes per year.
The ACT Government offers a 20% registration discount and a stamp duty exemption for zero emissions vehicles. Electric motor bikes and scooters are also eligible for a 20% registration discount.