Priorities for the 2023-24 Federal Budget

On 5 December 2022 the Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Financial Services called for submissions from individuals, businesses and community groups on their views regarding priorities for the 2023‑24 Budget. Streets Alive Yarra has …

Yarra’s parking subsidy 2022

The City of Yarra has about 47,000 on-street car parking bays, which are offered at a subsidised price that is below the market rate. The total annual subsidy can be …

Auckland’s parking subsidy

Auckland Council has estimated that they subsidise on-street parking by NZ$1 billion per year: The value was announced in the council meeting on 31st March 2022, listen between 18:00 and …

Grattan Car Plan

The best active transport plan can be a car plan. The Grattan Institute have released ‘The Grattan car plan, practical policies for cleaner transport and better cities‘: Our view Streets …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Encouraging physical activity

Council spends money in a variety of ways to encourage physical activity, which has benefits for physical and mental health, both as individuals and as a community. In this article …

On equity and social justice

One of Streets Alive Yarra’s values is a commitment to equity and social justice. All of our policy proposals and street designs are based on this value, including our proposals …