Moving Forward Together
The highlights of the February 2022 meeting were the annual election of office holders and a presentation by noted Canadian / Dutch Cycling ambassadors Melissa and Chris Bruntlett.
In the office holder elections, Chair Jonathon Marsden, Secretary Melissa Falkenberg and Treasurer Ross Evans were all re-elected unopposed. Three of the four executive positions were filled by Anna Chen, Victor Franco and new face Richard Stockman. One exec position remains vacant, as does the position of Deputy Chair.
Moving Forward Together: Advancing Safe, Inclusive and Resilient Streets
Melissa and Chris Bruntlett have made a vocation out of advocating for cycling.
Through books, research and lecture tours, they have literally taken the Dutch cycling experience to the world.
In this 40 minute presentation they outline some of the key learnings and talk about international efforts to translate the Dutch ideas to a variety of local curcumstances. Fascinating and informative.
About 57% of all trips in Ranstad (population 8.4 million) are by active transport. In Melbourne the percentage is 5%.
MTF's February meeting heard two presentations from local planners who have looked at overseas examples of urban transport planning.
Congrats to speakers
Congratulations to the successful candidates and MPs who participated in one of our MTF Transport Forums before the election.
All FORUM VIDEOS
Eight MTF Transport Forums were held across Melbourne in July - October 2022
Better Buses in the West
Dr John Stone, Senior lecturer, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne spoke on Better Buses for Melbourne’s West at the MTF July meeting.
# Melbourne Airport
Melbourne Airport: Master Development Plan consultation and 3rd Runway Project
Four members of the DoT Active Transport Team discuss the learnings from the recent pop-up cycle lanes in Melbourne and suburbs.
THE Grattan Car Plan
The Grattan Car Plan: practical policies for cleaner transport and better cities.
Presented by Marion Terrill, 2 March 2022.
Victorian freight planning and policy initiatives update
Freight Victoria’s presentation on the fascinating topic of freight planning was the highlight of the December MTF meeting.
Victoria Walks: Understanding Pedestrian Crashes
Victoria Walks’ Duane Burtt presented the latest results of research into pedestrian crashes to the MTF November meeting.
IV 30 Year Strategy and transport themes
Presentations by Peter Kartsidimas and Neil France from Infrastructure Victoria focused on the transport themes in their newly released 30-year Infrastructure Strategy.