Start planning your travel during Comm Games now: RACQ

The State’s peak motoring body has urged all Gold Coast and Brisbane residents to begin planning how they would get around during the upcoming Commonwealth Games.

The massive competition running from 4 April – 15 April would see more than six million journeys taken during the 10-day event.

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RACQ’s Lauren Ritchie said whether or not you were attending the Commonwealth Games, everyone needed to consider how they would be travelling.

“Currently more than 90 percent of trips made on the Gold Coast are in the car, but this isn’t sustainable,” Ms Ritchie said.

“In order to keep the roads moving, around 30-40 percent of people need to change their behaviour and travel by another means.

“We encourage everyone to leave the car at home and consider public and active transport. If you have a journey that takes less than 45 minutes, then it shouldn’t be in the car.”

Ms Ritchie said the M1 was likely to be the highest risk area for major traffic congestion.

“The M1 will be the major arterial for not just spectators but a lot of athletes as well,” she said.

“RACQ will have its Traffic Response Units patrolling the highway, alongside its tow truck fleet, to help resolve incidents as quickly as possible.”

For more information visit the Get Set for the Games website.