Embracing Sustainable Transport
In a proactive bid to promote eco-friendly transportation and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a diverse array of sustainable travel options will take center stage at a captivating street festival set to electrify Braddon this November.
This exhilarating event will not only showcase cutting-edge transport solutions but also offer Canberra residents a unique opportunity to witness live demonstrations by local retailers and advocacy groups. These captivating displays will unveil a wide variety of zero-emission transport choices readily available within the Territory.
Canberra’s Transition to a Low Emissions Future
Located in the heart of Australia, Canberra continues its remarkable journey towards a low-emissions future. Notably, Chief Minister Andrew Barr expressed unwavering commitment to this ongoing transition, underscoring the pivotal role played by the ACT Government in enabling more Canberrans to wholeheartedly embrace sustainable living.
Chief Minister Barr remarked
“We are seeing Canberrans embracing the Government’s sustainable household scheme, which has recently been expanded to include zero-emission motorbikes,”
“This event is a great opportunity to learn more about the sustainable transport options that are now available. It’s a testament to our commitment to building a greener, cleaner future for our city.”
A Street Party for Sustainable Travel
Marking World Car Free Day, Minister Rattenbury announced an exciting initiative set to captivate the city this November: the Sustainable Travel Street Party. The event aims to celebrate zero-emissions and active transport choices, as well as address the significant role that transport emissions play in Canberra’s greenhouse gas output.
“Transport emissions make up around 60% of ACT greenhouse gas emissions, and reducing these is a key focus area as we work to meet our target of net zero emissions by 2045,”
stated Minister Rattenbury.
Exploring Greener Alternatives
The Street Party promises an array of attractions for all ages, including delectable food, engaging entertainment, and free activities for children. Attendees can look forward to exciting giveaways throughout the day while experiencing the pleasures of a pedestrian and cyclist-friendly street.
Minister Rattenbury encouraged residents to explore sustainable travel options such as electric bikes and scooters at the event. He emphasized the potential benefits not only for the environment but also for individual health and savings.
Minister Rattenbury said,
“The car plays an important role for many of us in getting around our city, but the Street Party will be a great opportunity to check out other ways to get around that could just save you money while cutting emissions and improving your health.”
What to Expect
A more detailed event program and street closure map will be released closer to the November celebration. For those interested in learning more about the Sustainable Travel Street Party and its green initiatives, further information is available on the Everyday Climate Choices website.
As Canberra continues to forge the path towards a sustainable future, events of this nature offer an intriguing glimpse into a world where zero-emission transportation takes center stage in the fabric of daily life.