Sustainable Cities Mobility Index

The key challenge facing our cities is how to develop world leading integrated transport systems to support continued sustainable growth. The Sustainable Cities Mobility Index provides an indicative ranking of where Australian cities sit against their global counterparts.

Where did 100 of the world’s leading cities land in their sustainable mobility?

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Overall Mobility Ranking

The Index explores mobility through the three pillars of sustainability—social (People), environmental (Planet) and economic (Profit) to develop an indicative ranking of 100 of the world’s leading cities.

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Australian cities' rankings

Australian cities are rapidly developing and investing in integrated mobility systems to meet the needs of the future but are currently behind other global comparable cities.

Most Australian cities sit around the middle of the Index. A lack of comprehensive underground metro systems and dependence on private vehicles deters mobility in Australian cities, and all have less travel made by foot, bike and public transport than their peer cities.

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Brisbane - 48

Brisbane ranks highest out of all the Australian cities in the index. As the capital of Queensland, Brisbane is Australia's third-largest city and has the most rapid population growth rate of any capital city in Australia, benefiting from a diverse trade industry based on aviation, sea ports, and expanding industries.

Canberra - 53

Sitting inland from the country’s south-east coast, Canberra is unusual in comparison to the sprawling metropolis of its neighbours’ due to the fact it is an entirely planned city outside of any state, like that of Washington D.C. in the US.

Melbourne - 55

One of the largest factors affecting Melbourne's mobility is its rapid recent growth- it is projected that Melbourne's population will double to around eight million in the next generation. Expanding fast and with high house prices in the city center, the city is increasingly reliant on long-range transport options.

Perth - 87

Sitting in the bottom quartile of the Sustainable Cities Mobility Index, Perth is a city in the middle of significant change. Grappling with the mining downturn and the rapidly evolving needs of a changing city, Perth is behind Australia’s other cities in terms of its sustainable mobility.

Sydney - 51

While Sydney is well on its way to global city status, its middle-of-the-road ranking in the Index reflects historic under-investment in mass transit, compounded by increasingly rapid population growth - the city's population topped five million for the first time in early 2017.

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