Melbourne is rolling ahead building giant new toll roads for our growing population. We don’t need more roads, we need a sustainable city. Join us for an info night to build a different vision.
Right now, our transport system is designed for roads. Some politicians and special interests seem to think that as we grow, more and bigger roads are the only answer. These roads are hurting our community: from the tolls, from the health impacts, and from the loss of local parks and public open space.
In 2014 Victorians took a stand against this backward, roads-only vision. Together we helped change the story and stopped the East-West Link. What happens next is up to you - this is the Sustainable Cities campaign.
I’m here to help make that happen. My name is Rachel and I’m the new Sustainable Cities campaigner with Friends of the Earth Melbourne and Public Transport Not Traffic.
I’ve just moved to Melbourne from Canberra, where I worked at a local bike riders representative group. I’m passionate about climate justice, chocolate, watching the footy, and (you guessed it!) sustainable transport.
Like you, I want to build a vision of a sustainable city for Melbourne. That begins with the fundamental task of connecting people and places. Our transport system is not working for most Melbournians. So, let’s reimagine what our city can be.
I’ve talked to so many keen people already, so let's kick things off! This is the place to be to start the conversation about Melbourne's transport in 2017 and beyond.
I want to hear your vision, share some of the important transport issues facing Melbourne right now, and start a path to get Melbourne on the right transport track. This campaign is is going to need your energy, networks, input and passion! Find out more and RSVP here.
Looking forward to meeting you!