Streets Alive Yarra is a resident & ratepayer action group with a vision for more trees, wider footpaths and vibrant businesses in thriving neighbourhoods. We see our streets being used by people from 8 to 80 years old, irrespective of whether they choose to walk, cycle, use public transport or drive.

Image credit: Cohere

Better for business

Local shopping streets can be better for business if more people live nearby in 20-minute neighbourhoods based around 30 km/h superblocks.

Image credit: Streets Alive Yarra, Google Maps

Better for residents

Streets inside superblocks can support more trees, seats and opportunities to meet, play and socialise. The image below shows a proposal for Oxford Street in Collingwood, from the community group Our Streets are not Garages:

Image credit: Our Streets are not Garages

Better for children

With calmed residential streets leading to protected bicycle lanes on a grid of main streets, our children will be able to safely walk or ride to school, sport or their friends houses:

Image credit: Troy Parsons

Better for drivers

If more people choose to walk, ride or use public transport then our streets will also be better for drivers, because there will be more space on the vehicle lanes for those who need to drive. To see how this all can be possible, view this short documentary:


Streets Alive Yarra is supported by the over 2,300 people who have liked us on Facebook, as well as the growing list of people who have contributed a testimonial of support or are champions for their local street. In addition, Council surveys have repeatedly measured strong community support for safer streets and active transport.

Join us

We invite you to join us to help make better streets:

Let’s make Yarra a beautiful city to live in

Every resident and ratepayer can make a difference