Riding, walking and scooting is not only good for the environment it's also better for you health, not to mention cheaper than running a car (which can be over $17,000 a year). Taking public transport is also better for the environment.
For further information see the following links:
Council's Free City Bike Hire(3919 kb)
Mount Gambier and District Bike User Group (BUG)
Mount Gambier City Bus Service
Buses from Mount Gambier to Melbourne
Buses from Mount Gambier to Adelaide
Bicycle Lanes - What you need to know
A Guide for New and Rusty Riders
Cycling & the Law
PARK & STRIDE
The Park and Stride campaign is about encouraging people to park in an off street car park within the Mount Gambier city centre and walk to do their small shopping trips.
For more information see Park and Stride
DO YOU REALLY NEED A CAR?
Do you really need a car? If you're thinking of getting a car the first thing to do is to ask yourself a few questions:
The RAA estimates that a car can cost over $17,000 per year to run. See their operating costs information RAA Vehicle Running Costs
If you really do need a car check out the RAA website, but also have a look at Green Vehicle Guide it rates cars based on their environmental performance. Use this to compare your options.