Streets Alive Yarra Inc. is a non-profit, volunteer, community group
Our values are freedom, equality, social justice, responsibility, and a world of beauty. Reflecting these values, people of all ages and abilities should be free to safely access any property in Yarra, irrespective of whether they choose to walk, roll on a wheelchair, cycle, use public transport or drive. It’s our responsibility as a community to invest in infrastructure to deliver that freedom. More broadly, our streets represent valuable public land that should be used to build a beautiful, liveable and accessible city, including providing space for trees, and places to rest, socialise, and form connections.
Our vision is for a beautiful, liveable and accessible city; with more trees, wider footpaths, and thriving businesses in vibrant neighbourhoods. Residents and shoppers of all ages and abilities are able to move safely, comfortably, and conveniently around Yarra, irrespective of whether they walk, roll on a wheelchair, cycle, use public transport or drive.
Our mission is to build a coalition of residents and ratepayers who believe that Yarra can be more beautiful, liveable and accessible.
Our strategy is to publish positive imagery of what Yarra could look like, attract supporters via social media, and publish street design proposals from local champions.
Streets Alive Yarra is supported by the over 2,800 people who follow us on Facebook, as well as the growing list of people who are champions for their local street. In addition, Council surveys have repeatedly measured strong community support for safer streets and active transport, which has resulted in Yarra having a long history of supporting walking and biking.
Streets Alive Yarra is an incorporated association (A0110630Q) with ABN 27 589 853 012. Members elect a 5-person committee, which then elects the President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. Founder & President is Jeremy Lawrence, B.Eng, PhD, RPEng, a long term resident of Yarra and a member of:
- Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management
- Transport Australia Society at Engineers Australia
- Mainstreet Australia
- Urban Design Forum
- Parking Reform Network
- Public Transport Users Association
- Bicycle Network
Other members of the committee are:
- Vice-President: Troy Parsons
- Secretary: Douglas Savige
- Treasurer: Finn Higgins