The Council Plan supports active transport

The City of Yarra has a 4-year council plan, covering 2017 to 2021:

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The plan contains seven strategic objectives, of which Objective 6 is a ‘Connected Yarra’:

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A fulfilling life without the need for a car

Objective 6 contains the following clear statement:

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Objective 6 acknowledges the need for effective, interconnected networks for walking and cycling:

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Objective 6 acknowledges that active transport is good for business:

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Conclusion

Unfortunately, the City of Yarra is not not actually implementing the 4-year Council Plan, instead choosing to under-fund capital works to support safe, sustainable and active transport. If Council genuinely wished to deliver the Council Plan they would fund active transport with $10m per year in the annual budget. The requisite revenue can easily be raised by reforming the pricing of parking, as described in our proposal for the Council budget.

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