Our vision is for more trees, wider footpaths and vibrant businesses in thriving neighbourhoods. We see our streets being used by people from 8 to 80 years old, irrespective of whether they choose to walk, cycle, use public transport or drive. Residents and shoppers are able to move safely, comfortably, and conveniently around Yarra, and can easily find a park near shops.
In summary, our vision is to use good design to make our streets better:
- Better for children
- Better for seniors
- Better for people on low incomes
- Better for drivers
- Better for parking
- Better for business
- Better for trams
- Better for car sharing
- Better for trees
Our vision aligns with ‘Soft City‘ by David Sim of Gehl Architects:
Streets Alive Yarra is supported by the over 2,300 people who have liked us on Facebook, as well as the growing list of people who have contributed a testimonial of support or are champions for their local street. In addition, Council surveys have repeatedly measured strong community support for safer streets and active transport.
We invite you to join us to help make better streets:
Let’s make Yarra a beautiful city to live in
Every resident and ratepayer can make a difference