Future Transport sets the vision, directions and principles for customer mobility in NSW, guiding transport investment over the longer term.

Over the past two years the world has changed dramatically, and in NSW alone, our communities have faced natural disasters including bushfires, floods, drought and more recently the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

While these challenges have significantly changed the way people live, work, travel and do business, it has accelerated the need to adapt and respond to these challenges to continue to meet customers and community needs across our state.

To address these issues, the NSW Government is currently undertaking a review of the Future Transport Strategy, our long-term plan for the future of transport across NSW. As part of the review we have developed a series of topics papers to identify a number of emerging trends and key issues that are under consideration for review, one of which is 'sustainable travel'.

Sustainable travel

Transport networks have significant environmental impacts – from the fuels used in vehicles to the land and resources needed for roads and railways. Achieving sustainability will mean changing how we do things:

  • changing how we power our vehicles;
  • prioritising infrastructure and planning options that stabilise traffic levels;
  • increasing walking, cycling and using public transport within our neighbourhoods;
  • efficiently using point-to-point and car sharing services; and,
  • consolidating freight deliveries.

Doing things differently is a challenge, but also a huge opportunity for cleaner air, better quality of life, lower fuel costs and a more productive NSW economy.

Have your say

We are seeking your feedback on how we can reduce environmental impacts to create more sustainable travel. Your feedback will inform the Future Transport Strategy review and ultimately the vision, direction and principles for customer mobility in NSW. To help you have your say, you can read the topic paper.

Thank you for your feedback

This engagement is now closed. Thank you to participants for providing your input and ideas which we are currently reviewing.

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Replay of the Future Transport Livestream

Transport for NSW held a livestream and Q&A to launch the review of the Future Transport strategy and the seven issues paper with Tim Raimond, Chief Transport Planner, and the team.