Gold Coasters urged to ‘plan ahead’ to avoid Comm Games traffic

With only 78 days until the Commonwealth Games kick off on the Gold Coast, locals are being encouraged to start organising their transport plans.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads, along with City of Gold Coast and the Commonwealth Games Corporation, officially launched their ‘Get Set for the Games’ campaign on Monday, which urges residents to try and make simple adjustments to their normal travel routines.

Transport and Main Roads Deputy Director General Matthew Longland said there are a number of ways Gold Coasters can do their bit to make the Commonwealth Games a huge success.


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“A great way locals can help out is by having a flexible approach to the way they travel during the Games, which will help avoid unnecessary strain placed on our roads,” Mr Longland said.

“Travelling out of peak times, working from home and walking or cycling instead of driving are perfect examples of small changes that people can make.”

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City of Gold Coast CEO Dale Dickson said public transport or active transport, such as walking or cycling for shorter journeys under 45 minutes, are “great options which people should embrace.”

The Get Set for the Games campaign is statewide, encouraging both local residents and visitors to plan ahead.

“We want to make sure that everyone in the city has the very best Games experience possible and smooth, well-planned travel will be a big part of that,” GOLDOC CEO Mark Peters said.

PHOTO: Supplied – Get Set for the Games Campaign | City of Gold Coast, Queensland Government, GOLDOC.

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