Chris talks to regular Yarra Bicycle Users Group Radio guest, Jeremy Lawrence from Streets Alive Yarra about Moving Forward: Yarra Councils draft Transport Strategy 2022. Local news includes rising petrol prices having impacts on just about everything and criticism about City of Melbournes bicycle infrastructure not getting the expected audience
We discuss the draft Transport Strategy, how it aligns with best practice, community engagement survey (at same link) that closes on 11th April 2022, changing transport demands in the Yarra area, how this strategy supersedes prior council strategies, improved emphasis about riding to school, benchmarks and how to support the draft strategy so the 15 policies can be adopted, then a action plan developed then budget allocation can commence
"Melbourne's population will grow to 8 million by 2050, and Yarra's transport network needs to adapt. We have limited space, and we need to consider the needs of our diverse community, including pedestrians, cyclists, and public transport users.
At Yarra, we're creating a transport strategy to keep us moving forward. This strategy aims to reduce traffic, lower our carbon emissions and ensure Yarra's transport is sustainable, accessible, safe, and well connected for everyone."
Chris, Faith, Val and Steve