The Future of Public Transport in Victoria - Online Forum

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Join us for an online forum with community leaders, transport specialists and a representative from our Sustainable Cities campaign to discuss the future of Public Transport in Victoria post Covid-19, and the benefits of Melbourne Metro 2 (MM2).

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Support Sustainable Cities this tax time

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Your continuing support has enabled the Sustainable Cities collective to keep working towards a more liveable and connected Victoria.  

Today, we're launching our initial view of what an economic rescue package should include for the transport sector so as to strengthen the transport sector while protecting people whose livelihoods are being disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Whilst the Andrews government continues to frame our economic recovery on the Big Build, we must ensure that these major transport infrastructure projects are ones that will benefit our communities, not destroy them. 

Sustainable Cities is working with locals to hold the North East Link Project accountable and calling on the Victorian Government to stop all early works. 

Projects like the $16 billion North East Link toll road will lock Melbourne into a future of car dependency and decimate precious parkland.

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Media Release: END LIFELONG LOCKDOWN FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES: TIME FOR A TRANSPORT SYSTEM THAT WORKS FOR EVERYONE

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Today dozens of community members have taken to Facebook and Twitter calling on Transport Minister Melissa Horne to prioritise accessible public transport for all with the hashtag #LifelongLockdown.   

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Accessible Transport for All- Digital Action!

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Join us for a digital action calling for accessible transport for all Victorians on Tuesday May 19! 

Sustainable Cities is partnering with the Disability Resources Centre to fight for equal access to public transport. 

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A Response to Infrastructure Victoria's Network Transport Pricing

This is a response to Infrastructure Victoria's (IV) paper on network transfer pricing. Based on some flawed and hidden assumptions its main conclusion is that zone three fares should be raised and off-peak fares lowered to reduce congestion on peak trams and trains.

However, most people don’t endure the morning crush by choice and many Seniors already travel off-peak on their discount fare. 

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North East Link toll road $16 billion Road vs People

 Air Quality Pollution PM10 & PM2.5

In crisis times, is it more important to spend $16 billion on the North East Link (NEL) road project, or support families, the health system and employers? Billions are already sitting in the bank for the NEL Project. The NEL toll road will take a toll in more ways than one.

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Sustainable Cities Updates

It's a troubling time with COVID-19 on the top of everyone's minds. We encourage everyone to support each other in any way they can and reach out for help if they need. We can get through this together.

Throughout this time, we're continuing to advocate for a more sustainable and equitable transport future. We're working to make sure our campaigns to Stop the North East Link and build Melbourne Metro 2 continue to grow despite this trying time.

For those who missed it, here’s an update on what we've been up to so far in 2020:

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How can public transport help with climate change?

Bushfires and climate change

As we know, catastrophic bushfires around Southeast Australia are affecting us all. The burning of coal, oil and gas has increased global temperatures. This climatic change has led to drier and hotter weather, and frequent droughts have led to extreme fire conditions. In particular, Southeast Australia has had a 25% decline in average rainfall this year. The dry environment has made vegetation more flammable, increasing the severity of the bushfires.

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Stop North East Link Meeting Times

We're bringing together community groups who are pushing back against the North East Link toll road.

Stop North East Link Sustainable Cities

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Tunnel Vision Documentary Screening

This February, join Sustainable Cities for a movie night and fundraiser to get the wheels turning on a new year of sustainable transport wins! The event will be held on Tuesday 4 Feb, 6-8pm at Loop Bar. 

The documentary 'Tunnel Vision' recounts the 18-month struggle against the East-West link toll road that ended in a massive win for the community. We’ll be hosting a screening of this uplifting film, plus hearing from the experts and activists that lived the story themselves!

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