To substantially improve the sustainability of Australia’s land transport systems, national land transport policy for at least the next decade needs to be framed around congestion management, environmental improvement, social inclusion, health and safety, and energy security, according to this report.
The key policy objectives required to improve the sustainability of our transport systems are:
• Changing the modal balance for transport away from such a high dependence on motor vehicles;
• Improving the environmental performance of all transport modes but particularly of cars and trucks; and
• Ensuring that travel opportunities are available to all, irrespective of personal circumstances.