Gear Change one year on

The UK Department for Transport have released a report describing the progress they’ve made since they issued the “Gear Change” policy one year ago. Strong support from the Prime Minister …

Hobsons Bay leading the way

Congratulations to Hobsons Bay City Council, for proposing a range of safe travel infrastructure as part of their Local Area Movement Plans. This is top quality work, leading the way …

Population and politics

As Yarra’s population increases by 50% to 2040, our population density will increase, and our local government politics will change to more closely resemble other dense cities, such as New …

Results of engagement on community vision

Council has released a report presenting some results from engagement on the community vision: The results align with previous community engagements, showing strong support for more trees, infrastructure for active …

Active Victoria Refresh Discussion Paper

Streets Alive Yarra has submitted feedback to Sport and Recreation Victoria regarding the planned refresh of the Active Victoria strategy. We asked for the refreshed strategy to include, and highlight, …

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 …