Yarra City Council endorses our first Transport Action Plan

Yarra City Council
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Yarra’s first 10-year Transport Action Plan was endorsed by Council at the Council Meeting on Tuesday 12 March.

This follows a comprehensive 4-week community consultation on the draft plan in September last year. The community expressed support for the ambitious targets and a desire for Council to take strong action to improve transport options.

Yarra City Council Mayor, Cr Edward Crossland said:

“Yara’s first 10-year Transport Action Plan will help create safer streets for people and fair access for everyone to move around.”

“We’re supporting a healthy and active lifestyle by giving people in Yarra more attractive and useful transport options”.

“The plan focuses on meeting the transport needs of the Yarra community and encouraging investment in our city’s transport system.”

“It also aims to find equitable, people focused and efficient ways to utilise our streets in Yarra as our city’s population rapidly grows.”

“The Transport Action Plan will have a positive impact on the environment by reducing transport emissions and help us reach our commitment to net-zero emissions by 2030.”

The Transport Action Plan outlines actions Council will take to meet the ambitious targets in Yarra’s Transport Strategy 2022-32 including:

  • Upgrading 30 kilometres of the New Deal for Cycling Network to be compliant with Yarra’s standards
  • Delivering 50 additional spot improvements on Yarra’s ‘New Deal’ and ‘Neighbourhood’ Cycle Networks
  • Increasing overall cycling levels by 40%
  • Doubling the number of women cycling
  • Increasing bike parking (50 additional hoops per year)
  • Delivering 50 spot pedestrian improvements
  • Delivering 20 shared zones
  • Delivering 5 additional 30kp/h zones
  • Increasing the number of car share bays
  • Doubling the amount of active transport trips
  • Increasing public transport use by 10%

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