The City of Melbourne is refreshing its Transport Strategy and wants to have a conversation about the big transport issues facing our city over the next 30 years.

With the daily population in the city forecast to increase from 911,000 today to 1.4 million by 2036, bold decisions will need to be made about how space is designed and used in the future. We need to change the way we plan, operate and think about transport to ensure our city remains a great place for people.

The new Transport Strategy will be a 10-year document with a 30-year vision to guide our decision making on transport, which will include ambitious targets to align with Council goals.

Eight discussion papers were released from April to July 2019 to encourage community debate and gather feedback to inform the City of Melbourne’s draft Transport Strategy.

What we heard

Community insights

The feedback submitted during the community consultation has been analysed by EY Sweeney.

We heard that:

  • more than half of respondents (54%) to the Walking paper said they had experienced ‘overcrowding on footpaths’.
  • top experiences were ‘poor pedestrian etiquette’ (21%) and ‘crossing times at intersections too short/infrequent’ (20%).
  • main suggestions to combat overcrowding and etiquette were to widen footpaths (27%), create car free zones (24%) and improve traffic light timing (18%).

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Discussion Papers

The discussion themes cover evidence, best practice from other cities, options and ideas.

Ideas forum

What are the most important issues for the Transport Strategy refresh to address?