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

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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NSW moves away from parking minimums

The NSW state government is requesting feedback on its draft Guide to Transport Impact Assessment, which includes a move away from parking minimums. Draft for industry consultation. Image credit: NSW Government. Chapter 8 of the Guide discuss parking requirements. Section on parking provision. Image credit: NSW Government. Importantly, the Guide moves away from parking minimums,…

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Parking problems

In this clip from public question time, Peter Razos, candidate for Lennox Ward, correctly describes problems with on-street parking in Yarra – people can’t find a vacant parking bay, either near their home, or near the business they are visiting. This is a real problem, as many people do need to drive and park. Unfortunately,…

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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.