Let’s build a beautiful, liveable and accessible city

Streets Alive Yarra is a resident & ratepayer action group with a vision for thriving neighbourhoods where streets are used by people of all ages, irrespective of whether they choose to walk, cycle, use public transport or drive.

Latest posts

Welcome new champion – Matt

Streets Alive Yarra is building an online record of broad community support for walking, cycling, public transport, trees, and place making. One way that we do this is to have locals stand up as champions for their street or neighbourhood. Please welcome our newest supporter, Matt Katzen – our champion for Delbridge Street. Matt Katzen Having recently moved from South of…

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What’s coming for parking reform?

Streets Alive Yarra attended a Parking Australia event in Melbourne, which discussed “What’s coming down the road – evolution (or revolution) in parking and mobility technology”. It was great to hear the breadth of views regarding issues facing the parking industry, and also to have the opportunity to invite industry members to collaborate with residents…

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Need for modal filters

Modal filters reduce rat running within residential neighbourhoods by requiring through traffic to stay on state government arterials. Streets Alive Yarra has published a map showing the location of modal filters in the City of Yarra. Without modal filters, navigation apps send drivers on wiggle routes through residential neighbourhoods, as described in The Age: Image…

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Expanded 30 km/h zone

Great news – the City of Yarra has expanded the 30 km/h zone in Fitzroy and Collingwood. Council statement. Image credit: City of Yarra. Streets Alive Yarra was at the launch and made this video: The expanded zone now extends south to Victoria Parade: Previous zone (yellow) and new area (blue). Image credit: City of…

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Some of our supporters

Ali Wirtz

Champion for West Clifton Hill.


Champion for Richmond High School.


Champion for Collingwood College.


Lisa Byrne

Champion for Brunswick St North.

John Handley

Champion for Brunswick Street.

Crystal Legacy

Senior Lecturer in Urban Planning, University of Melbourne.

Thami Croeser

Urban Planner, RMIT University.