Council has adopted a Transport Strategy & Plan

Yarra’s Transport Strategy. Image credit: City of Yarra.
Yarra’s Transport Plan. Image credit: City of Yarra.

Our view

Streets Alive Yarra supports the adopted Transport Strategy and Transport Action Plan, because they reflect best practice policy on how to deliver a more beautiful, liveable and accessible city. Some highlights 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

Next steps

The next steps are to deliver the Transport Action Plan by:

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

How you can help

You can help by appearing on the Streets Alive Yarra website as a champion for your local street, neighbourhood, or school.

Let’s build a beautiful, liveable and accessible city