The Western Development Commission (WDC) has developed a Sustainable Mobility Index for 35 rural towns in its seven county Western Region. Better understanding of active modes and public transport in a rural context is an overall objective of this Sustainable Mobility Index. This reflects the shift in transport policy to more sustainable travel, with a particular focus on public transport and active travel (cycling and walking) and the necessity of reducing carbon emissions from personal transport.
The WDC Sustainable Mobility Index (SMI 2022) is made up of 30 indicators covering different modes, infrastructures, and services for people in the 35 towns. It sets a baseline for current mobility options, services, and infrastructure and will be updated regularly in future years.