[YarraBUG-list] Reminder: Draft Yarra Transport Strategy - last chance for feedback + Linear Parklands Survey
Yarra Bicycle Users Group
admin at yarrabug.org
Sun Apr 24 17:01:35 AEST 2022
*1. H**ave your opportunity to comment on the draft Yarra Transport
Strategy over the long weekend*
Survey closes Monday 25 April 2022 and takes less than five minutes to
Given rapid changes to how we utilise inner city areas with constant
residential, commercial developments that result in unplanned traffic
and loss of amenities, it's vital we show strong support for ways
forward so our shared road spaces can be used safely.
This is important especially with more people in Yarra choosing to
commute by bike or foot, food deliveries, ongoing e-scooter trials,
cargo bikes, e-bikes and increasing throughput with public transport.
Cramming 19th century legacy roads with 21st century traffic is not
sustainable, as now we are all facing climate and environmental threats,
regardless of where we live.
*2. Linear Parklands Masterplan: **Be part of the plan for the longest
stretch of parklands in Yarra!
Think the last time this issue was open for consultation was back in
2007 when the Lygon Street swamp was still a thing!
Survey open to Sunday 1 May: https://yoursayyarra.com.au/linearparklands
*3. International Climate Report Demands ‘Systemic’ Changes to
Transportation and Urban Planning*
Relating back to the above local issues, this Streetsblogs article
illustrates what is exactly at sake and why action must be taken immediately
"“Cities are especially prone to carbon lock–in because of the multiple
interactions of technological, institutional, and behavioral systems,
which create inertia and path dependency that are difficult to break.
For example, the lock–in of gasoline cars is reinforced by highway and
energy infrastructures that are further locked–in by social and cultural
preferences for individual mobility options. The dominance of cars and
their supporting infrastructures in auto–centric urban forms is further
reinforced by zoning and urban development patterns, such as dispersed
and low–density housing distantly located from jobs, that create
obstacles to create alternative mobility options” (8-54)
“Cities can reduce their transport–related fuel consumption by around 25
percent through combinations of more compact land use and the provision
of less car–dependent transport infrastructure. Appropriate
infrastructure, including protected pedestrian and bike pathways, can
also support much greater localized active travel” (10-4)."
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