Council has adopted a Transport Strategy

Our view

Streets Alive Yarra supports the Transport Strategy, because it reflects best practice policy on how to deliver a more beautiful, liveable and accessible city. Some highlights of the strategy are:

  • Prioritise walking, cycling and using public transport over car use
  • Implement a new deal for schools – support active travel by children and families
  • Implement a new deal for walking – make the network suitable for all
  • Implement a new deal for cycling – make the network useable for bike riders of all ages and abilities
  • Manage car parking in a way that supports the use of active and public transport and the role of cars in an urban environment
  • Reduce traffic volumes, particularly where it is excessive
  • Lower traffic speeds
  • Encourage the use of shared transport
  • Encourage investment in new public transport services and improvements to existing services
Yarra’s Transport Strategy. Image credit: City of Yarra.

Next steps

The next steps are to deliver the Transport Strategy, including:

  • Developing and adopting an updated Parking Strategy, including reforms to how on-street parking is priced
  • Developing and adopting a detailed Transport Action Plan
  • Delivering the required funding (we estimate that $10 million per year is required)

Guidance from other councils

The Transport Strategy aligns with transport strategies from other councils, including the City of Moreland, the City of Darebin and the City of Melbourne; as well as with Austroads guidelines, including Integrating Safe System with Movement and Place for Vulnerable Road Users, and Guide to Traffic Management Part 8, Local Area Traffic Management.

Image credit: City of Moreland

Further guidance

Learn more from this collection of design guides, or the European Union guide to developing and implementing a sustainable urban mobility plan:

Image credit: European Union

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