Make sure to have your say on Yarra's vision for 2035 - ask for a more beautiful, liveable and accessible city, where every property can be accessed irrespective of whether people choose to walk, cycle, take public transport or drive.
Streets Alive Yarra is building an online record of broad community support for walking, cycling, public transport and place making. One way that we do this is to have professionals stand up as champions for their area of expertise.
Wow, it’s amazing to see the great changes on and around Noone Street recently, more street side greenery and outside dining area – what can we do next, well I would love to expand on them to make for a calmer and more accessible area for all residents in our lovely Noone Street area.
Physical inactivity is a major risk factor for a broad range of chronic diseases including obesity, diabetes, heart disease and more. Cities that are designed to support safe walking and cycling can play an important role in preventing these diseases by providing people with the opportunity for physical activity on a daily basis. For these reasons, Doctors for the Environment Australia supports Streets Alive Yarra’s vision for a beautiful, liveable and accessible city with more budget and street space allocated to walking and cycling.
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, and public transport.
The Victorian Road Safety Strategy 2021-2030 has been released, highlighting that key levers are safer travel speeds (think 30 km/h in Yarra) and infrastructure improvements (think traffic calming, modal filters, raised threshold treatments, protected intersections and protected bicycle lanes).
As our cities and towns grow there is increasing competition for space on our roads and streets. This results in a growing need to increase the use of public transport, walking and cycling, and for our streets to be inviting public spaces. Well-managed public parking can positively contribute to the transformation of urban environments into safer, more vibrant, sustainable, and equitable places with better housing and travel choices. Equally, poor parking management can undermine these goals.