The Greens have a plan to cut transport emissions, lower the cost-of-living and make it easier to get around. 

To tackle the climate crisis, we must reduce transport emissions. 

Transport is Victoria’s fastest growing source of carbon emissions.

Petrol cars and trucks are polluting, bad for our health, and are getting more expensive to run. 

We need to make it easier for people to switch to cheaper and climate-friendly transport, like public transport, electric vehicles, and bike riding and walking. 

The Greens will push the next government to cut transport emissions, make electric vehicles more affordable, massively boost public transport services, and build more separated bike lanes, safer footpaths and pedestrian crossings.

Did you know
Polluting cars on our roads emit as much climate-damaging pollution as a dirty coal power station.


ACCELERATE OUR EV FUTURE

 Electric vehicles should be more affordable

Electric vehicles are essential for the transition to 100% renewable energy and to reduce reliance on coal and gas.

Victoria has millions of old, polluting cars and trucks still on our roads.  

People want to make the switch to electric vehicles, but the Victorian Labor Government is making them even more expensive with their tax on electric vehicles.

The Greens plan will see Victoria become a world leader in the switch to cleaner electric vehicles, drastically cutting emissions, reducing air pollution and creating jobs.

The Greens plan includes:

  • Scrapping Labor’s tax on electric vehicles
  • Solar powered cars - subsidies for two-way chargers so that EV owners can power their car with rooftop solar and power their home with their car battery
  • Affordable electric vehicles with an eco-bonus of up to $15,000 to help people make the switch from expensive, polluting cars to electric vehicles
  • Installing over 1000 more EV chargers so that you can charge your EV no matter where you live
  • No new petrol cars sales from 2030
  • Manufacturing 3,000 electric buses to create a network of high frequency electric bus routes across Melbourne and regional cities 
  • A Jobs, Industry and Innovation Fund to support the development of new clean transport technology and develop our local manufacturing, repair and technology capabilities
  • Clean Air Zones to reduce air pollution and carbon emissions in the CBD and Inner West

MORE TRAIN, TRAM AND BUS SERVICES

 Frequent, high quality public transport we can rely on

People shouldn’t have to wait 20 minutes, and often much longer, for their train, tram or bus to turn up. 

More trains, trams and buses will cut climate-damaging transport emissions, reduce car traffic, and make it easier to get around our city, and our state.

To keep up with more services, we also need to upgrade our track and tunnel networks across the city and beyond.

We need a massive increase in train, tram and bus services so Victorians can get where they need to go – faster. 

The Greens plan includes:

  • A massive increase in services for metropolitan trains and trams including:
    Trains and trams running every 5-10 minutes from 7am-7pm, seven days a week across most of the entire network. 
    Early morning and late-night services running every 10 minutes all week.
  • A solar-powered, high-frequency bus network across Melbourne and regional cities.
  • $100 million to fast-track planning of new tunnels and tracks to increase services across Melbourne and Regional Victoria.

SAFER BIKE LANES AND FOOTPATHS

Make riding and walking safe and accessible

More than two-thirds of people in Victoria want to walk and ride their bikes more.

But Victoria doesn’t have enough safe bike lanes, walking paths and crossings, so people don’t always have the option.

For too long the Victorian Labor Government has underinvested in making riding and walking safer and more accessible.

To support people to take up walking and bike riding, we need more safe bike lanes and better paths and crossings.


Our streets are for everyone, so the Greens will make sure they work for everyone who uses them.

The Greens plan includes:

  • $2.5 billion for a Big Bike Build of hundreds of kilometres of separated bike lanes and paths across metropolitan Melbourne and regional centres
  • The funding would also go towards upgrades to our streets, footpaths and crossings to make them safer and easier for people to walk around

ACCESSIBLE PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Public transport must be accessible for everyone

Right across the state, people who use wheelchairs, have limited mobility or push prams can’t get on many of our trains and trams.

Despite over 40 years of activism from the disability community and their allies, the Victorian Labor Government is still decades off making our public transport accessible.

At the current rate of construction, our network won't be accessible to everyone until 2066.

The Greens will make our public transport system accessible for all.

The Greens plan includes:

  • Doubling the number of accessible tram stops to accelerate Melbourne’s transition to a fully accessible tram network
  • Continuing to push for more low floor trams
  • $250 million to upgrade train stations across the city to make them accessible, and user-friendly 

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THE CLIMATE TICKET

Cheaper climate-friendly public transport

Governments must do more to reduce the cost-of-living and to support people to shift to climate-friendly transport. 

With the Greens’ Climate Ticket, young people under 21 will travel for free on public transport across the state and the maximum anyone will pay is $3 per day on any public trains, tram or bus.

The Greens’ Climate Ticket will cut transport emissions and help ease cost-of-living pressures by making public transport more affordable.

The Greens’ Climate Ticket includes:

  • Free public transport for people aged under 21
  • $1 a day concession fares 
  • $3 a day adult fares 
  • Travel on all public trains, trams and buses across Victoria
  • Monthly, quarterly or yearly tickets

HOW WE'LL PAY FOR OUR POLICIES

Making big corporations pay their fair share

The Greens will make the big banks, property developers and the gambling industry pay their fair share of tax so we can invest in climate action, affordable housing and public services for all. 

Our plans will also be paid for by spending smarter and making our state borrowings work for the community.

Learn more about how we'll pay for our policies.

Together, we’re powerful.

With more Greens in parliament, we can tackle the climate crisis, make housing affordable and hold the major parties to account. Your vote is powerful.