Free pizza = free parking

Imagine if the City of Yarra set up a stall on each street, each day, to give away free pizza. Many people would like it. Many parents would stop at …

Faster reforms to parking

A previous article examined Yarra’s existing parking policies, highlighted their inconsistencies, and offered solutions. Most of the proposed solutions require council to update their systems and technologies, such as releasing …

Cost of residential parking permits

In November 2018 we described Yarra’s parking crunch – parking is full and it’s getting worse. In December 2018 we followed up with an article suggesting solutions, including using pricing …

Vancouver’s $400 parking permits

The City of Vancouver prices residential parking permits at $401.13 (Canadian dollars), equivalent to $422 Australian, which is labelled as “Market rate”. This applies to the West End parking zone, …

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 …

Rethinking parking

Parking is an important issue in the City of Yarra, because many people rely on it, and because it takes up so much space. A recent article in Parking and …

Fixing transport congestion

In March 2020 Infrastructure Victoria released their report ‘Good Move – Fixing Transport Congestion‘. Problem The report points out that if we don’t change, several things will get worse, including …

Manifesto for reform

Building on the Committee for Melbourne’s “Transporting Melbourne” report, Streets Alive Yarra offers the following “Manifesto for Reform” for the City of Yarra. The document describes several clearly identifiable trends: …