City Visitors and locals now have another way to help them get around Darwin, while also helping the environment.
Lord Mayor Kon Vatskalis said City of Darwin had just launched the Darwin Journey Planner allowing people a quick, easy online way to plan a trip around the city.
“Our journey planner provides practical online options on ways to move from point A to B in Darwin,” Mr Vatskalis said.
“The Journey Planner does this by displaying the healthiest, most active option first, meaning people can also get physical benefits while minimising carbon emissions.
“Our Journey Planner makes it easier for people to take more car-free trips by providing information giving real-time options for using different modes of transport across Darwin.
“Users are provided estimates of kilojoule use for active transport options like riding or walking as an alternative to using a car for their journey.”
Once a user enters a starting location and a destination, results are also generated showing nearby rental e-scooter and e-bike locations, bus stops and schedules. It also shows the time it takes to use the different transport modes along with carbon emissions for each journey and approximate costs.
Mr Vatskalis said the Journey Planner was part of City of Darwin’s recently-released Movement Strategy.
“The strategy reflects the fact that transport options to move about the city are becoming more flexible and digitally networked,” Mr Vatskalis said.
“The 2030 Movement Strategy represents a major rethink of priorities for Council to enable future transport opportunities and innovations to drive positive change for Darwin.
“We are activating more community areas and transforming transportation to give people travel options that are better for the environment, convenient and affordable.
“To improve walkability, we will be redesigning streets while increasing shading and greening.”
To access the Journey Planner, visit darwin.nt.gov.au/move.