What is EcoTransit?
EcoTransit is transport that supports a sustainable economy and environment. The less resources used by the transport sector, the more efficient our economy is and the less damage is done to the environment.
Public transport, walking and cycling fit these criteria. Urban freeway development that entrenches prolific car use does not support EcoTransit based economies and cities.
EcoTransit is a public transport advocacy group operating out of Sydney, but with a focus on all regional and rural parts of NSW that need better public transport. EcoTransit are a not-for profit organisation made up of volunteers dedicated to the promotion of EcoTransit development.
EcoTransit advocates improving local environment of towns, suburbs and cities in NSW, by shifting transport from invasive modes like the private motor car that produce high levels of air, noise and water pollution to the less polluting public transport modes.
EcoTransit is dedicated to the preservation of NSW’s natural environment and heritage areas.
EcoTransit members are transport planning consultants, academics, trainspotters, bus drivers, commuters, cyclists, engineers, pedestrians and combinations of all of the above.
Who are the people at EcoTransit?
Co-convenor Colin Schroeder
Co-convenor Bob Schroeder
Treasurer Richard Ure
Secretary To be appointed
Public Officer To be appointed
Communications John Young
EcoTransit members are a diverse range of people from academic, technical and just plain interested backgrounds.
They are people who see transport as a very important part of how our communities work and play. Becoming a Full Member of EcoTransit gives you access to the most active grassroots transport groups in Sydney. It also provides opportunities to get active on transport issues in your own area.
Here is our membership form (PDF, 133kb)
Discussion List: Members can also participate in daily discussions of policy and technical issues.
Announcement List: Members can choose to receive more limited information about events and opportunities.
Campaign Meetings: Members are the core of our active campaigns. Meetings are held once a month over lunch.
Donate to EcoTransit
EcoTransit is a volunteer organisation that relies on the hard work of busy people. Offers of time and expertise are warmly welcomed.
You can also do your bit for sustainable public transport and active transport by helping to support our work through a tax-deductible donation. Donations of over $2 can be made by cheque, money order or direct deposit to EcoTransit Public Gift Fund. Non tax-deductible donations, which greatly assist EcoTransit in defraying its unavoidable administration costs, are also gratefully received.
To make a donation please download our donation form (PDF, 95kb