The Council Plan supports active transport
The City of Yarra has a 4-year council plan, covering 2017 to 2021:
The plan contains seven strategic objectives, of which Objective 6 is a ‘Connected Yarra’:
A fulfilling life without the need for a car
Objective 6 contains the following clear statement:
Objective 6 acknowledges that active transport is good for business:
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.