New City of Melbourne transport strategy to steer cars away from CBD
RACV welcomes the City of Melbourne’s Transport Strategy 2030.
RACV has welcomed the release of the City of Melbourne’s Transport Strategy 2030 as an important contribution to ensuring the liveability and economic prosperity of the city.
However, RACV’s senior transport manager Peter Kartsidimas says the council’s recommendations, which include prioritising public transport in the CBD and reducing the number of car movements through the city, may have merit but need to be considered as part of a holistic Victorian transport plan, developed in concert with the state government.
“A lot of these ideas are not new and have been identified in previous bike plans, walking plans and strategies completed by the City of Melbourne,” says Peter.
“For the most part, it is a good strategy that considers many of the transport challenges Melbourne is facing and outlines a plan to address these,” he says.
“However, many ideas presented in the draft strategy require support from the Victorian state government. We hope that the city and the state can align around some of the core ideas held within the draft strategy for the ‘greater good’.”
Peter says it remained to be seen whether the recommendations would be implemented, given that so many of these previous plans had yet to be put into action.
The City of Melbourne’s draft transport strategy will prioritise foot traffic.