Transport and traffic strategies

The City of Moreland is facing some considerable transport challenges. Population growth, climate change, peak oil, traffic congestion and increasing levels of obesity are impacting the way we move around.

How we manage these factors presents both significant challenges and real opportunities for government and community.

Moreland Integrated Transport Strategy

Council is currently reviewing its Transport Strategy. Find out more about this project and ways you can have your say. See Moreland Integrated Transport Strategy 2018 and Parking Strategy.

Council has developed the Moreland Integrated Transport Strategy for transport planning and to identify actions Council can implement to support sustainable communities.

The key objectives of the strategy are to:

  • achieve a mode shift towards more environmentally sustainable travel behaviour
  • support social equity and ensure viable transport options are available to all sectors of the community
  • improve safety of all modes of transport to support an active and healthy community, and
  • support economic activity by providing for multi-modal transport links for all forms of commerce in Moreland.

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Brunswick Integrated Transport Strategy

The Brunswick Integrated Transport Strategy (BITS) has been prepared to guide future investment in the transport network in Brunswick. BITS responds to the growth forecasts for the activity centre, which indicate that Brunswick will become home to approximately 5,600 additional dwellings by 2026, and a significant amount of new jobs and services. The overall number of dwellings anticipated as part of this study is 22,000 by 2031.

The key issues, opportunities and considerations indentified within BITS are:

  • Preferential treatment for walking, cycling and public transport. This includes measures such as providing priority for public transport and pedestrians so they are faster and more convenient than driving, and other measures such as tolerating congestion or restricting car parking supply at end destinations.
  • Partnership with the Victorian Government. The Victorian Government has a significant role in the overall transport system through its various departments and agencies. This includes both approval roles as well as significant capital investment. The Route 96 Project is a good example of the ability of Council to partner with the project delivery team to leverage public realm and transport network benefits associated with the tram upgrade.
  • Continued engagement with the community. To date, the Brunswick community has been an active and informed partner with Council, through a range of existing forums and ad hoc mechanisms. Ongoing engagement is essential to ensure that the impacts of continued development in BMAC are understood, and that the strategy to improve the overall transport network has a high level of community buy in.

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Moreland Pedestrian Strategy

Walking is a fundamental transport mode that is underrated and sometimes omitted from transport strategies. The Moreland Integrated Transport Strategy identifies walking and cycling as the preferred modes of transport.

Council has developed the Moreland Pedestrian Strategy to support and encourage walking within the Moreland community. This strategy identifies actions that contribute to improving pedestrian access, mobility and safety in Moreland.

Replacing short car trips with walking has significant environmental benefits. Walking produces no direct greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution or noise and demands negligible urban space or energy.

The health implications of a sedentary lifestyle are well researched and documented. National guidelines recommend adults undertake at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity activity every day. Walking is the easiest, cheapest and most accessible form of exercise available.

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Moreland Bicycle Strategy

Moreland Council adopted a new bicycle strategy in 2011.

The strategy's vision is to make the City of Moreland a great place to ride a bicycle - a place that is attractive and inviting for people riding for the first time, and that offers a riding experience superior to driving a car.

To achieve this vision, there needs to be:

  • more people riding bicycles
  • a greater diversity of cyclists
  • improved cycling safety
  • more people satisfied with Moreland's cycling facilities, and
  • a healthier, more sustainable city.

Council aims to achieve these goals through advocacy, community engagement and by forming partnerships to deliver an extensive capital works program.


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