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 Transport Strategy refresh will be a 10 year document with a 30 year vision to guide City of Melbourne decision making regarding transport. It will include ambitious targets and align with council goals.

A number of discussion papers have been prepared to start a conversation on the topics we want to address in the Transport Strategy. Each paper outlines the key issues the city is facing in detail, considers what other cities are doing and presents policy options, opportunities or projects we could consider for Melbourne.

Our city’s transport system is at a critical juncture. We face a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make bold decisions that will ensure our city is easy, safe and attractive to move around with almost twice as many people as we have today.

Based on what you told us in 2016 during the Future Melbourne consultation, we have commenced work to refresh the Transport Strategy. Now we need your input to explore the issues and ideas identified so far.

Later this year we will publish a draft Transport Strategy. Further consultation with stakeholders and the community will take place at this time.

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Here are the eight themes on the future of transport in Melbourne.