Journal

Eliminate parking minimums

Streets Alive Yarra has written to Richard Wynne, Victoria’s Planning Minister, asking for the state government to require local government councils to remove parking minimums from their planning schemes, for sites located within Melbourne’s Principle …

Results of engagement on community vision

Council has released a report presenting some results from engagement on the community vision: The results align with previous community engagements, showing strong support for more trees, infrastructure for active …

DoT support for Elizabeth St bike lanes

The Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management (AITPM) recently hosted a seminar on Making Space for People: Speakers included representatives from GTA/Stantec, the Department of Transport (DoT), and the …

Active Victoria Refresh Discussion Paper

Streets Alive Yarra has submitted feedback to Sport and Recreation Victoria regarding the planned refresh of the Active Victoria strategy. We asked for the refreshed strategy to include, and highlight, …

Return congestion levy to councils

Streets Alive Yarra has written to Tim Pallas, Treasurer of Victoria, asking for the revenue from the state government congestion levy be returned to the local government councils from whence …

Pocket parks in Cremorne

Council is proposing to expand and improve two pocket parks in Cremorne, at Stephenson Street near Dover Street, and at Stephenson Street near Gwynne Street. Community consultation is occurring now, …

Main Street design guide

Village Well, a placemaking consultancy based in Melbourne, has published a design guide for main streets. The guide highlights what makes a great main street, including activity, accessibility, and inclusiveness: …

Taming traffic

The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) has published a new report Taming Traffic – strategies to reduce driving and prioritize sustainable transportation in cities. The report points out …