Perth is one of the most car dependent cities on Earth. But most people want a more balanced, sustainable transport system, where we rely less on the car. We have choices to make about our future. Making transport more sustainable is a challenge for all of us – citizens, community groups, schools, businesses and local, state and federal government. Living Smart’s leaflet [find new link] gives some good facts, figures and myths about transport alternatives in Perth.
Our definition of sustainability is that “the social, environmental and economic impacts of an action are all positive; now and for the next seven generations”. See our papers Definition of Sustainability and Towards Sustainability developed in 2009.
sustainability is that the social, environmental and economic impacts of an action are all positive; now and for the next seven generations.
The STC advocates for a more sustainable transport system and seeks an alternative transport system and better land use that will facilitate a more livable future for our community.
Benefits of sustainable transport
Transport is an essential part of our everyday life and is inseparable from other social, cultural and economic factors. A greater sense of belonging and social engagement with others cannot survive our current reliance on an oil-based and individual travel mode.
Making transport more sustainable is a challenge for all of us – individuals, communities, businesses and governments. The STC is an important catalyst in bringing us together to increase the availability, amenity and use of public transport, cycling and walking.