Transportation and Mobility

Where We Are Today

Transportation activities are the second largest source of GHG emissions in the City (40%). Most of those emissions come from the private, single occupant vehicle (86%), while commercial vehicles make up 14%.  GHG reductions may be achieved through a reduction in trips, distance travelled, increased efficiencies, alternative low carbon fuels, electrification, and shifts to transit, walking and cycling.

Where We Want to Be

2050 Vision:

Walking, cycling and renewably powered public transit are favoured modes of transportation, connecting all residents and visitors to well-designed neighbourhoods complete with nearby amenities. The vast majority of commercial and community vehicles have been electrified and people, goods and services will travel generating little to no GHGs.

PROPOSED GOALS: Transportation

Goal 1: Vehicles are powered by renewable energy


  • By 2050, 100% of personal vehicles are renewably powered (e.g. electric, bio fuel, hydrogen fuel cell)
  • By 2030, all commercial vehicles are renewably powered

Goal 2: Victorian's enjoy a high-performing, affordable, sustainable, and fully integrated multi-modal transportation system


  • By 2050, 25% off all trips in Victoria are taken by renewably powered public transit
  • By 2041, 55% of all trips are taken by walking and cycling

Goal 3: Transportation emissions are minimized through wise planning that optimises urban mobility and quality of life


  • By 2041, 100% of neighbourhoods are complete by design*
    *Note: Specific criteria for complete neighbourhoods will be determined at a future date. But a ‘complete by design’ neighbourhood may be one that is: central and easily accessed through walking, cycling and public transit; has green and natural spaces integrated into landscape and design; and is compact with necessary amenities and services nearby.

Curious to learn more?

Click on the link below to read more about the goals, targets and actions in the draft Transportation section.

CLP-Transportation.pdf [PDF - 136 KB]