26 Melbourne COUNCILS WORKING TOGETHER FOR BETTER TRANSPORT

METROPOLITAN
TRANSPORT FORUM

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:

ACTIVE TRANSPORT

Making it easier and more attractive to walk and ride.
Safer cycling.
Safer walking.
Supporting walk or ride to school.

BUSES

As the only public transport available to 70 % of Melbourne, buses need to be more frequent, direct and reliable.

CHOICES

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.

HIGHLIGHTS

Here are the latest posts and presentations about MTF and Melbourne transport issues

Better Buses in the West

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

Melbourne Airport: Master Development Plan consultation and 3rd Runway Project

Pop-up progress

Pop-up progress

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

The Grattan Car Plan: practical policies for cleaner transport and better cities.
Presented by Marion Terrill, 2 March 2022.

Moving Forward Together

Moving Forward Together

Moving Forward Together: Advancing Safe, Inclusive and Resilient Streets. A presentation by Melissa and Chris Bruntlett, noted Canadian / Dutch cycling ambassadors.

Our achievements

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

Banyule

Casey

Hobsons Bay

Maribyrnong

Moonee Valley

Port Phillip

Bayside

Darebin

Hume

Melbourne

Moreland

Stonnington

Wyndham

Boroondara

Frankston

Kingston

Melton

Mornington Peninsula

Whitehorse

Yarra

Brimbank

Glen Eira

Manningham

Monash

Nillumbik

Whittlesea

GET ON BOARD FOR BETTER TRANSPORT
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