The City of Yarra should develop an Integrated Transport Strategy and associated Parking Management Plan because it would:

Integrated Transport Strategy
Image credit: Streets Alive Yarra

Key elements

Key elements of an Integrated Transport Strategy and associated Parking Management Plan would be:

  • Reduce the burden of through-traffic on our residential streets.
  • Revitalise our shopping streets as places and destinations.
  • Reclaim our quiet residential streets as public open space.
  • Bring demand for on-street parking back down into balance with supply.
  • Align with strategies such as the Environment Strategy, Urban Design Strategy, Safe Travel Strategy, Parking Strategy, Car Sharing Strategy, Walking Strategy, Bicycle Strategy and Local Area Place Making (LAPM) policy.

Key actions

Key actions of an The Integrated Transport Strategy and associated Parking Management Plan would be:

  • Reduce rat running by designating all LAPM precincts as 30 km/h superblocks that guide commuters to the perimeter and claim internal space for more trees, seats and opportunities to meet, play and socialise.
  • Revitalise shopping streets by relocating shopper-parking to the first 5-10 spots on each side street, thus enabling shopping streets to support wider footpaths, protected bicycle lanes and level access tram stops.
  • Manage the balance between supply and demand for on-street parking by introducing demand responsive pricing.
  • Enable residents to reduce their need for multiple cars by encouraging car-sharing.
  • Define safe routes to school in the 2 km catchment zone surrounding each school in Yarra.

Other Councils

Other inner city Councils in Melbourne have developed Integrated Transport Strategies, including the City of Moreland, the City of Darebin and the City of Melbourne.

Image credit: City of Moreland

Guidance from Austroads

At minimum, an Integrated Transport Strategy (or Integrated Transport Plan) should comply with Austroads guidelines, including these examples:

Image credit: Austroads
Image credit: Austroads
Image credit: Austroads
Image credit: Austroads
Image credit: Austroads

Further guidance

Learn more from this collection of design guides, or the European Union guide to developing and implementing a sustainable urban mobility plan:

Image credit: European Union