The Economy and Infrastructure Committee of the Parliament of Victoria has tabled it’s report into the increase in Victoria’s road toll:
The committee released a video summarising the report:
The report made some valuable findings and recommendations:
Streets Alive Yarra was mentioned in the report, including in the video (bottom centre in screenshot below) and the report on pages 54 and 119:
Streets Alive Yarra thanks the Committee for the opportunity to make a submission and appear before the committee. We urge the state government to acknowledge finding #5 and to implement recommendations #4 and #6, via our page of suggested actions, which would all assist to reduce Victoria’s road toll:
- Allocate 100% of the revenue from the state government congestion levy back to local government councils, to provide a stable revenue stream to support investment in walking and cycling.
- Allocate 50% of the state transport budget to walking, cycling, and public transport.
- Allocate 5% of the state health budget to active transport and place making.
- Expand the off-street parking levy to cover the southern half of the City of Yarra.
- Develop and implement an Integrated Transport Plan for greater Melbourne.
- Construct the Melbourne Rail Plan 2018-2050 and the VicRoads Principal Bicycle Network.
- Revitalise arterial shopping streets with wider footpaths, protected bicycle lanes, protected intersections and level access tram stops.
- Speed up trams by using smart traffic lights to clear intersections as trams approach.
- Manage congestion with demand responsive driving charges.
- Support 30 km/h for local, non-arterial streets.
Published 29th March 2021