Yarra’s streets are managed in accordance with Council plans, policies and strategies, within a framework of state, national and international standards, strategies and plans:

Image credit: City of Yarra Safe Travel Strategy

The City of Yarra has adopted multiple policies and strategies that consistently support sustainable, active and safe transport such as walking, cycling and public transport:

The State Government Department of Transport (including VicRoads) also supports sustainable, active and safe transport:

These local and state government policies reflect broad community support for safe and active transport. The key barrier to executing adopted policies is the fiscal imbalance between local and state/federal governments (where local government spends money on safer roads, but state & federal governments benefit from lower population health costs), and the lack of local trials enabling traders to see for themselves that they will be better off with the changes.

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