Journal

Updates around Yarra

Thanks to Streets Alive Yarra’s roving band of members and sometimes anonymous supporters, here are some updates we’ve seen. All images can be credited to Streets Alive Yarra. Feel free …

Parklet pricing

In October 2020, the City of Yarra announced a temporary parklet program, enabling traders to occupy on-street car parking bays with parklets for outdoor dining. Council resolved to not charge …

The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces

As we look forward to council considering the draft Place Making Framework tomorrow night, take a step back and remember the seminal 1980 book and film ‘The Social Life of …

LAPM policy axed

The Local Area Place Making (LAPM) policy is proposed to be axed, and replaced with a Road Safety Study Policy and a Place Making Framework. We’ve reviewed both draft policies, …

Welcome new supporter – Phil Latz

Streets Alive Yarra is building an online record of broad community support for walking, cycling, public transport and place making. One way that we do this is to have experts offer a …

Paying for parking by app

Streets Alive Yarra advocates for most on-street parking in Yarra to be ‘permit only’, with digital permits sold by smartphone apps. Drivers ‘check in’ to a parking bay when they …

Pricing of on-street parking

The Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP) has published a free guide to the pricing of on-street parking, aimed at municipal planners. Parking in cities is not just about …