Sustainable Transport Strategy


The 2022 - 2032 Sustainable Transport Strategy provides a framework and key directions under which Council will work to deliver on improving sustainable transport in the City of Ryde.

The priority areas outlined in this strategy have been designed to address community and Council needs through collective thinking and action towards a more sustainable future. With a strong emphasis on advocacy, collaboration, education and innovation, this strategy aims to reduce our City’s emissions from transport and improve air quality, urban mobility, health and wellbeing, while providing community and Council with practical information to achieve more sustainable transport outcomes that will benefit us all.

With transport currently the second largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in our City, it has never been more important to work together with our community to increase the use of sustainable transport modes. Data analysed shows that a ‘business as usual’ approach to transport modes is not sustainable, and residents want Council to demonstrate leadership in environmental and sustainability issues. This strategy aims to address these concerns towards improving overall city liveability long term as we grow. It aligns with other plans and policies of Council, in the areas of transport, strategic planning, net zero emissions and resilience.

While trying to envisage what the future of transport will look like is difficult, recent technological innovation and future transport modelling indicate that the transportation mix will likely shift towards mobility-friendly networks including automated driving options, low and no emission renewable technologies, micro solutions and improved connections to promote active transport options connecting our city where personally owned cars no longer play a central role.  

View the Sustainable Transport Strategy(PDF, 10MB).