26 Melbourne COUNCILS WORKING TOGETHER FOR BETTER TRANSPORT
Advocating for better transport on behalf of over 4 million residents.
OUR TOP PRIORITIES
We all need transport everyday to work, shop or play.
Great cities like Melbourne need equally great transport to function.
As local governments, we advocate for better transport on behalf of our residents.
Our priorities are neatly packaged as our ABCs, namely:
Making it easier and more attractive to walk and ride.
Supporting walk or ride to school.
As the only public transport available to 70 % of Melbourne, buses need to be more frequent, direct and reliable.
Good transport planning gives the public more choice of transport. Today, too many Melbournians are forced by lack of choice to rely on private cars.
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Here are the latest posts and presentations about MTF and Melbourne transport issues
# 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.
Cycling & Federal election forum
Watch a recording of the forum with MPs and candidates from all the major parties discussing cycling.
Moving Forward Together
Moving Forward Together: Advancing Safe, Inclusive and Resilient Streets. A presentation by Melissa and Chris Bruntlett, noted Canadian / Dutch cycling ambassadors.
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.
MTF has been advocating on behalf of over 4 million Melbournians and their local goverments for over 20 years.
As an organisation representing local government, we have brought a local perspective and local knowledge to transport issues for over 20 years.
We have used the skills and expertise of council transport teams to collect data, engage with communities and suggest solutions.
Many of our suggestions have been taken up by government and become policy, including rail extension to Mernda, Rowville and Monash University.
During state election campaigns since 2014, we have raised local transport issues at town hall candidate forums on transport issues, including full house audiences at the Melbourne Town Hall to hear the Transport Minister of the day and other party spokespeople.
OUR MEMBER COUNCILS
26 Melbourne councils are members of the
Metropolitan Transport Forum
GET ON BOARD FOR BETTER TRANSPORT
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