Active transport + Sustrans Healthy Streets Approach

Monday, 31 August 2020 - 10:00am to 10:30am
"The Healthy Streets Approach puts people and their health at the centre of decisions about design, management and use of public spaces" Image credit: Sustrans

On this weeks iso-recorded-at-home program Chris chats to Zoë McMaster who shares her observations of being involved with Healthy Streets Approach, managed by UK transport charity Sustrans and funded by Transport for London.

Healthy Streets approach assists local boroughs (equivalent of Australian councils and shires) to deliver, advocate and assist in local active travel projects and provide extra resources working with communities during and after COVID19 lockdown.

Local news includes City of Melbourne announcing Little Streets, (Flinders Lane, Little Collins, Little Bourke, Little Lonsdale) and a new Vic Health survey (Footpaths & bike lanes key to active travel post coronavirus) revealing three in four (76%) Victorians want local and state governments to adapt infrastructure so more people can walk or ride.

Quote: VicHealth Executive Manager of Programs Kirstan Corben said it was encouraging to see councils create environments that promote walking and riding for both transport and recreation. 

“Since the coronavirus pandemic began it’s been fantastic to see Victorian councils like the City of Moreland, City of Yarra, City of Melbourne and City of Greater Bendigo make changes so it’s easier for residents and commuters to walk, ride or scoot around their communities for enjoyment during lockdown and travel when restrictions allow,” Ms Corben said.

Monday 10:00am to 10:30am
Yarra Bicycle Users Group promotes urban cycling. Providing support to campaigns to improve cycling conditions and awareness; demystifies cycling technology and helps to reveal the diversity of cyclists, from children to commuters to lobbyists.


Chris, Faith, Val and Steve