Streets are for everyone

Leading health & research organisations have collaborated to release a consensus statement “Streets are for everyone“: The statement makes three core recommendations: Based on a solid, positive business case: And …

Nicholson Street traffic calming

Item 8.2 on the agenda for the Yarra Council meeting on 16th March 2021 is a report on the trial of traffic calming in Nicholson Street. The report recommends the …

Draft 30-year infrastructure strategy

Infrastructure Victoria have released Victoria’s draft 30-year infrastructure strategy for community consultation. It’s a 274 page report with 95 recommendations, covering: Confront long-term challenges Manage urban change Harness infrastructure for …

WHO guidelines on physical activity

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has updated their guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour, stating that “every move counts”. The guidelines make recommendations for different cohorts of people, such …

Chapel Street Realisation Project

Chapel Street in the City of Stonnington is the continuation of Church Street in the City of Yarra. The Stonnington Bicycle User Group has published a report “The Chapel Street …

Urban design guidelines

The Victorian state government published urban design guidelines in 2017, to: support state agencies, local government and the urban development sector to deliver, functional and enjoyable places for people to …

Welcome new champion – Marlou

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 local residents stand …

Outdoor dining on Swan Street

Ratio:consultants have developed a proposal for outdoor dining on Swan Street. Ratio:consultants found that a precinct wide approach delivered more benefits that individual parklets outside a single eatery. We’re excited …

Support for road closures

The Western Australia Department of Transport has released draft guidance for local area traffic management. Section 8 discusses filtered permeability with road closures, with an example on Macrae Road. The …