We wanted to hear what you had to say when it came to developing the Transport Strategy 2030.
Two phases of engagement took place throughout 2018 and 2019.
Phase one consultation
In phase one of consultation, we released eight discussion papers for community feedback.
The discussion papers presented key challenges and offered potential solutions or ideas for improvement.
We gathered feedback from April to July 2018 through:
- online surveys for each discussion paper
- an ideas forum
- direct submissions via mail and email.
What we heard
The feedback submitted was analysed by EY Sweeney and used to shape the draft Transport Strategy.
Read the phase one consultation report
Phase two consultation
In phase two of consultation, we asked for feedback on the draft Transport Strategy.
We collected feedback from March to June 2019 through:
- an online survey
- information sessions
- pop-up engagements
- Melbourne Knowledge Week.
What we heard
Top themes we heard feedback on included:
- Public transport: improve support for all public transport modes.
- Bicycles: deliver improved bike infrastructure faster.
- Walking: strengthen walking amenity initiatives.
- Motorcycles: clarify changes to motorbike parking.
Overall 61% of comments expressed support for the draft strategy, 28% of comments were neutral and 11% of comments expressed opposition.
Key changes made to the strategy, based on community feedback:
63% support, 10% neutral, 27% oppose
Ensuring accessible street design principles are integrated throughout document, as well as highlighted in a new initiative.
82% support, 15% neutral, 3% opposed
Lighting to improve safety for cycling and walking.
Integration of bikes and public transport.
Investigate using green wave to reduce delays.
75% support, 22% neutral, 3% oppose
Detailing around flexible, safe and well-designed pick up and drop off zones for vehicles.
Matching kerb space uses with adjacent land uses.
Construction and disruption
57% support, 43% neutral
Added reference to price signals for construction occupations under 'Proactively manage kerb space to boost efficiency and productivity'.
88% support, 12% neutral
Expressing support of shared autonomous model over private autonomous vehicle ownership.
Considering new service models as well as new technologies.
Emissions and air quality
81% support, 4% neutral, 15% oppose
Additional information provided regarding emission trends across the municipality.
44% support, 45% neutral, 11% oppose
Added reference to the importance of using enforcement to maintain bus and tram priority.
46% support, 46% neutral, 8% oppose
Consideration and links in policy to suburbs outside central city.
Additional consideration of lighting in public spaces and for active transport.
40% support, 40% neutral, 20% oppose
Including timeframes, indicative costings and in 10 year implementation plan.
43% support, 43% neutral, 14% oppose
Additional emphasis on the economic contribution of the Port of Melbourne.
42% support, 58% neutral
Public transport map to include proposed tram extension to Bolte Bridge on north side.
26% support, 17% neutral, 57% oppose
Improvements on clarity around what is proposed.
Footpath parking restrictions for targeted areas, not including all footpaths in municipality.
Pilots and trials
75% support, 25% neutral
58% support, 38% neutral, 4% oppose
Increased emphasis and prominence on policies to prioritise buses.
New initiative advocating for integration of bicycles and public transport.
Road and traffic management
66% support, 23% neutral, 11% oppose
Additional reference to traffic calming.
Consideration of scramble crossings at locations where pedestrian crowding and delays can be reduced.
55% support, 10% neutral, 35% oppose
Updated definition of 'central city'.
Focus on ensuring consistent and safe speed limits across inner Melbourne.
92% support, 3% neutral, 5% oppose
79% support, 12% neutral, 9% oppose
Additional consideration of accessibility requirements.
Clearer policies on shared zones and spaces.
Support to fast-track implementation.