Sustainable Transport System
Positive experiences in Wellington Park rely upon suitable, safe and reliable access. A sustainable transport system is essential to ensure visitors continue to enjoy the mountain.
The Trust, in association with the Hobart City Council, has been reviewing options for sustainable transport. The aim is to develop a system that incorporates a range of transportation modes and provides for year round access to the mountain for all of the community. This principle is aligned with the Trust’s Vision for the Park and the Wellington Park Management Plan.
Following the release of two public discussion papers throughout 2009, the Trust endorsed a Sustainable Transport System (STS) for access to Mount Wellington. The STS was prepared based upon criteria developed by the Centre for Sustainable Transportation in Canada. These criteria, adopted locally (Australian Local Government Association) and internationally (European Council of Ministers for Transport, Transport Canada), detail that a sustainable transportation system is one that:
- Allows the basic access needs of individuals and societies to be met safely and in a manner consistent with human and ecosystem health, and with equity within and between generations;
- Is affordable, operates efficiently, offers choice of transport modes, and supports a vibrant economy; and
- Limits emissions and waste within the planet’s ability to absorb them, minimises consumption of non–renewable resources, limits consumption of renewable resources to the sustainable yield level, reuses and recycles its components, and minimises the use of land and the production of noise. (Centre for Sustainable Transportation, Canada)
The Trust is now working with the Hobart City Council to detail and implement the recommendations of the STS.
For more information on the Sustainable Transport System contact the Manager.