A Travelsmart Households Project was delivered to 8,681 households – in the suburbs of Cowandilla, Hilton, Marleston, Mile End, Mile End South, Richmond, Thebarton, Torrensville and West Richmond – between August 2010 and June 2011.
Residents were offered assistance to make safer, greener and more active travel choices while reducing car use. Participating householders were provided with feedback and follow-up assistance to further support and extend their chosen travel changes. Participation was voluntary.
Participants recognised a range of personal benefits, these included:
- saving time by reducing unproductive time spent driving
- saving money by reducing car related expenses such as fuel, wear and tear and parking costs
- improving health and fitness by choosing more active transport options for some trips
- reducing the likelihood of being involved in a road crash
- helping to make more informed decisions on substituting car use with easy and convenient travel choices.
The wider community also benefited by:
- reducing environmental impact of car travel – the less kilometres driven, the less emissions produced
- contributing to reduced congestion on the roads
- increasing support for local shops and services
- contributing to a more liveable, vibrant community.
Analysis on this project is currently being undertaken and results will be available soon. To receive a copy of the project results when they are released or if you have any questions email dtei.travelSMARTSA@sa.gov.au.
This project follows the success of TravelSMART Households in the West (PDF 7.2MB).