2 September 2021
The State Government and Adelaide City Council should be including free public transport and pop-up bikeways in their ‘Go To Town’ campaign, say The Greens.
“It’s terrific to see initiatives encouraging more visitation to the city, but it’s disappointing that alternatives to car travel have been overlooked,” said the Greens Spokesperson for Transport and the City of Adelaide, Robert Simms MLC.
“Simply providing free car parking misses a real opportunity to encourage other forms of transport that are better for the environment and community health. The State Government should be offering free public transport to the city as part of this campaign to encourage people to attend events. This would result in more opportunities for visitors to support our city businesses, boost patronage to pubs and restaurants, and provide safe travel home.”
“The City Council should be drawing inspiration from other cities around the nation and the world and provide pop-up bikeways as a way of encouraging more visitation. The Council’s obsession with car-only travel threatens to undermine Adelaide’s clean, green image,” said Mr. Simms.