Safe and successful places

Swinburne University of Technology and iMove have published a report Exploring balance between movement and place in designing safe and successful places:

Image credit: Swinburne University of Technology.

Recommendations included separated bike lanes located adjacent to footpaths:

Recommendations from report. Image credit: Swinburne University of Technology.

Our view

Streets Alive Yarra supports the recommendations in the report, i.e. to add protected and separated bike lanes on shopping streets, as well as wider footpaths and more trees, because they align with other best-practice design guides as well as our own experience. The next step is for the Victorian State Government to acknowledge the evidence and start funding better infrastructure on our shopping streets.

Published 7th June 2022.