Travel Choices is a free resource to help individuals, businesses and organisations prepare for and adapt to the changes to Sydney’s transport network. The Travel Choices team is here to provide support for those making the shift to more sustainable ways of moving into, out of and around Sydney.
To date Travel Choices has worked with over 850 businesses and organisations across Sydney and has contributed to the 13% reduction in vehicles entering the CBD and the corresponding 14.7% increase in public transport trips during the morning peak.
The Travel Choices program helped commuters make the shift to sustainable ways of commuting during the upgrade of the Epping to Chatswood Rail Line. Commuters switched to Station Link and other public transport services, active transport, as well as retimed their trips to outside the peak hours and reduced their need to travel by working remotely.
Travel Choices - Our Aim
With Sydney growing at a rapid pace and workplaces adopting more flexible working practices, there has never been a better time to think about the way you travel to work. With projected figures showing that Sydney is expected to grow by an extra 1 million people in the next 10 years, everyone should reconsider how they travel around Sydney.
Our aim is to:
- Deliver long term behaviour change and sustainable travel patterns.
- Change travel demand by redistributing customer trips to other modes, times or routes, or by removing the need to make trips altogether.
Travel Demand Management
Travel Demand Management (TDM) is the application of a focused, data led strategy that seeks to change demand on transport networks by redistributing customer journeys to other modes, times, or routes, or by removing the need to make the journey. It is most effectively applied when there is a catalyst for behaviour change.
Transport for NSW employs techniques across the travel demand management spectrum, including:
- Capacity creation - such as additional public transport services
- Network Management - such as monitoring and making adjustments in real time to promote efficiency for public transport services
- Travel Behaviour change - by implementing programs such as Travel Choices that promotes sustainable travel.
Travel Choices is Transport for NSW’s travel behaviour change program. More information about TDM including a complete Toolkit for developing a comprehensive Travel Plan are available on the Travel Demand Management page
Future Transport 2056
The Future Transport Strategy sets the 40 year vision, directions and outcomes framework for customer mobility in NSW, which will guide transport investment over the longer term. It will be delivered through a series of supporting plans.
Travel Choices Program is part of the Future Transport Greater Sydney Services and Infrastructure Plan as a key initiative focused on encouraging customers to change travel behaviours to support better use of transport capacity.