Sustainable transport

Cycleways

Explore Ku-ring-gai the cheap, healthy and environmentally friendly way - by bike. In December 2012 Council adopted the Ku-ring-gai Bicycle Plan, after consulting with over 600 people including local cycling groups, schools, the Roads and Maritime Services and the general community through surveys and workshops. The plan aims to:

  • Increase safety for riders.
  • Introduce more cycleways and bike facilities.
  • Encourage more people to cycle.
  • Improve driver awareness of cyclists.

Check out our cycleways page, get safe cycling tips and download the bike riders handbook.

Ride2Work Day event

Council supports this event in October each year. Please keep an eye on the Sustainability events calendar for information on what we are planning. Visit the Ride2Work Day website for information about the event annually.

Car-sharing and car-pooling

Car-sharing and car-pooling are great ways to reduce the amount of driving you do and to also avoid the need for purchasing a car for only occasional car use. We are seeking expressions of interest for car-sharing services in Ku-ring-gai.

Learn more and let us know if you are interested in car-sharing.

Trains

Ku-ring-gai is situated on the North Shore train line which runs from Parramatta to Berowra via the city. For timetables phone 131 500 or visit TransportNSW

Buses

Getting around Ku-ring-gai is easy with a network of bus routes operated by Transdev Shorelink and Forest Coach Lines. For timetables phone 131 500.

Electric vehicles

Green transport is gaining in popularity all across the globe. A report from Bloomberg estimates that sales will surpass that of petrol and diesel vehicles within the next 20 years. (Australian Government, 2019)

As of March 2019, transport accounted for 18.8 percent of Australia’s GHG emissions. This transition amongst several others will help Australia achieve its GHG emission targets. With expected uptake of electric vehicles in Australia it is estimated that they will displace a combined 13.7 million barrels per day of oil demand by 2040.

Purchasing a new vehicle

You can explore and compare current available models on Australian government’s ‘Green vehicle guide’.

Find out more

Ku-ring-gai Council organises an annual electric vehicle talk and road show at the HART Driver Training site where residents can test drive a range of electric vehicles over a 2km circuit, free of charge and with professional drive instructors. Please register for the Sustainability e-news and/or the What's on Events Calendar below to keep up to date with when these events are held.