Let’s build a beautiful, liveable and accessible city

Local Government

Actions for local government. Image credit: Streets Alive Yarra.

State Government

  • Revise the Speed Zoning Policy to enable councils to designate 30 km/h zones.
  • Fund walking and biking on council controlled streets via grants of up to $100 per person per year to each council in Victoria, i.e. $10 million per year for Yarra from a total of $0.7 billion per year.
  • Deliver the VicRoads Principal Bicycle Network on state government controlled arterial roads, with a budget of $100 million per year; including revitalising arterial shopping streets with wider footpaths, protected bicycle lanes, protected intersections and level access tram stops.
  • Give councils authority to design and implement traffic control devices on local streets, e.g. to deliver wombat crossings and modal filters, as has been done in NSW.
  • Speed up trams by using smart traffic lights to clear intersections as trams approach.
  • Eliminate parking minimums from planning schemes across Victoria; and mandate a parking maximum of one bay per 100 m2 of floor area; for properties within the Principal Public Transport Network area.
  • Expand the off-street parking levy to encompass all properties within the Principal Public Transport Network area.
  • Manage driving congestion on state government controlled roads by imposing demand responsive driving charges.
  • Develop and implement an Integrated Transport Plan for greater Melbourne, based on the Melbourne Rail Plan 2020-2050 and the NSW Future Transport Strategy.
The Melbourne Rail Plan and the NSW Future Transport Strategy offer guidance for the State Government. Image credits: Rail Futures Institute and Transport for NSW.

Federal Government

  • Redirect funding from commuter car parks at train stations toward walking, e-biking, bike parking, and buses.
  • Link federal road funding to state governments with requirements to upgrade all roads in their jurisdiction to a 5-star safety rating, defined by AusRAP.
  • Manage congestion on federal highways with demand responsive driving charges.
  • Support 30 km/h for local, non-arterial streets.
  • Lead the adoption of uniform national best-practice design guidelines for networks of footpaths and bike lanes.
  • Fund walking and biking on council controlled streets via recurring grants of $100 per person per year to each council in Australia, i.e. $10 million per year for Yarra from a total of $2.5 billion per year.
The Gear Change report from the UK offers guidance for the Australian Government. Image credit: UK Department for Transport

How you can help

You can help by appearing on the Streets Alive Yarra website as a champion for your local street, neighbourhood, or school.

Let’s build a beautiful, liveable and accessible city