Australians have become increasingly car dependent, with over three quarters of all trips being undertaken as either a driver or passenger of a car. This level of car dependency has serious consequences for the environment and public health. Council seeks to reduce carbon emissions and air pollution while improving the health and wellbeing of the community by supporting sustainable transport initiatives. Walking, cycling and public transport are the main forms of sustainable transport but car pooling and driving fuel efficient or cleaner fuel vehicles can also help make a difference.
The City of Whitehorse is well serviced by train, tram and bus services as well as footpaths and bicycle paths – making public transport, walking and cycling attractive and feasible options for many trips.
Click on the following document for information about getting to the Whitehorse Civic Centre using sustainable transport: Sustainable Transport Options to Whitehorse Civic Centre (630.00kB).
For information about getting around Box Hill using public transport, click on the following link: Transport Access Guide Box Hill (501.98kB).
Train, tram and bus routes in the City of Whitehorse.Cycling in WhitehorseInformation about cycling in Whitehorse and the Whitehorse Cycling Strategy.
Bike Courses for Residents
Council offers a range of bicycle skills courses for Whitehorse residents to improve your riding skills and gain confidence.Travelling with Limited Mobility
Information about improved access to public transport for people with disabilities.Drive a Greener Car
Tips for more fuel-efficient driving.TravelSmart MapPocket-sized map, complete with standard Melway references, provides the latest information on sustainable transport options in Whitehorse.Sustainable Transport Options for StudentsInformation for school aged children using sustainable transport.
Eastern Transport Coalition
The Eastern Transport Coalition advocates for sustainable and integrated transport services to reduce the level of car dependency in the eastern suburbs.
Walk to School
Schools can participate in VicHealth's Walk to School event.
Public use bike shelter at the Whitehorse Civic Centre.
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