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 …

Yarra footpath widths

Yarra has adopted an ‘Encouraging and Increasing Walking‘ policy document: Council’s responsibility is in providing a high-class pedestrian environment to ensure that those people who wish to walk can do …

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 …

What Australia wants

The Heart Foundation has released the results of a survey, titled “What Australia Wants“, which is to live locally in walkable neighbourhoods, and to redirect road funding to walking, cycling, …

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 …

Streets for people in Melbourne

The City of Melbourne has announced that the city’s Little Streets will become more pedestrian friendly to allow for social distancing and encourage a return to the CBD when COVID-19 …

Auckland’s Business Case for Walking

Auckland City Council published a Business Case for Walking: The report describes how the urban realm has value: And that walking has productivity benefits for businesses: To provide appropriate infrastructure, …