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 …

Yarra’s parking crunch

Yarra’s on-street parking is full, and it’s only going to get worse. Unless policies are changed, the City of Yarra is facing a parking crunch. Parking is full Yarra has …

Yarra’s parking subsidy

A service is subsidised if the price is kept lower than the market rate. This article compares the price charged by the City of Yarra for a residential annual parking …