Sustainable transport

Advocating for a Transport Strategy

The Enviro Collective encourages all students and staff to reduce your environmental impact by choosing sustainable modes of transport and to assist this aspiration we provide the following information and maps. Even a change on one day each week makes a difference! It is hard when it comes to school drop-off, so early encouragement, where possible, for kids to ride or walk to school can have long-lasting benefits.

It is unfortunate that CDU has not developed a Transport Strategy that would help inform planning (especially Master Planning) for commuting to campus and to encourage change to more sustainable transport modes, yet spends millions of dollars on car-related infrastructure every few years. We believe that a Transport Strategy, particularly for Casuarina campus, would help determine the need (if any) of future car parking, assist in negotiating with government additional bus services to Casuarina campus, and determine infrastructure improvements for cycling and walking to campus. For example a simple route change of the Orbital Link services (OL1 and OL2) of a mere 500 metres to the Casuarina campus bus stop could see express buses to Palmerston and Darwin during peak periods.

See the NT Government cycling and walking maps here and public bus services here

See the City of Darwin cycling and walking maps and information here

See our Cycling page for information on cycling to CDU campuses

Active modes of transport (walking, riding, public transport)

Active modes of transport are well known to result in:

• increased capacity, and reduced congestion, in the overall transport network
• reduced environmental impacts
• improved public health and reduced healthcare costs
• improved community wellbeing and social cohesion.

See the Commonwealth Government’s Final Report for full details here

Casuarina campus motorbike parking map

While walking, cycling and public transport are the most sustainable forms of transport, using a motor bike or scooter is far cheaper and more efficient to operate than a car. There are over 60 dedicated motorbike spaces at Casuarina campus that are FREE to park in and close to key destinations in paid parking areas. Signage at car parks does not tell you they are free, but see the CDU website for details here – look under “Parking” then under “Free parking”. Make sure you park in a space marked M/C or with adjacent signs. If existing motorbike parking is inadequate or you are regularly using car spaces in free car parks let CDU Security (or Facilities Management) know so they can convert car bays nearest to buildings or other key destinations to multiple M/C bays.

See the Enviro Collective CDU Casuarina campus map of motor bike and scooter parking here