[YarraBUG-list] March 2022: Moving Forward: Yarra Councils Draft Transport Strategy

Yarra Bicycle Users Group admin at yarrabug.org
Fri Mar 25 16:50:49 AEDT 2022

Hi all,

Yarra's draft Transport Strategy is open for feedback to 11 April 2022, 
at Your Say Yarra you can fill in a brief survey, download the 51 page 
strategy and provide detailed feedback prior to the draft being adopted 
by Yarra Council.


On our recent 3CR program, Chris chatted to regular Yarra Bicycle Users 
Group Radio guest, Jeremy Lawrence from Streets Alive 
Yarra<https://streets-alive-yarra.org/transport-strategy/> 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 Melbourne bicycle infrastructure not getting 
the expected audience

We discuss the draft Transport Strategy, how it aligns with best 
practice, community engagement survey 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

Podcast link 1: 

Podcast link 2: 

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See below for more news, especially item 5 if you are also interested to 
remedying the complete absence of bike stations in Yarra.


_*Additional bicycle-themed-news*_

*1. Monash University Survey:* Understanding the experiences of 
cyclists, Dr Amanda Stephens, Accident Research Centre
Complete the survey and  enter a draw to win one of five $100 Coles Myer 
Gift Vouchers


*2. Cycled Study: City-wide bicycling exposure modelling study, this one 
has even more prizes if you choose to complete it*
The project is led by the Sustainable Mobility and Safety Research Group 
at Monash University.


*3. Moreland Council: 10 Year Capital Works Programs for Walking and 
'Help us shape our plan to improve our network and get more people 
walking and riding bikes in Moreland'

Consultation closes on 12 April 2022: 

*4. Darebin Council: New TravelSmart maps for 2022*
Find out where you can ride, with handy maps, shared bike paths and 
Shimmy bike routes in Darebin.


*5. Boroondara Council: Find a bike and skate repair station
*Boroondara Council has 14 bike repair stations, Darebin Council has 
several, Yarra has zero.
Please contact us if you'd like to redress this situation, email: 
admin at yarrabug.org


*6. Infrastructure Victoria: Why the city needs safe and more reliable 
alternatives to car usage*
'Blaming bike lanes for traffic jams is flawed logic and ignores the 
lessons of ‘induced demand’. We can’t build our way out of congestion. 
Numerous traffic studies show that more road space for cars leads to 
more people driving, further clogging our roads – the induced demand 


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