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Sustainable Cities Welcome to 2022 Picnic

We are kicking off 2022 with a social picnic!
Our Sustainable Cities collective advocates for reducing transport emissions through increasing investment in public and active transport, and stopping major road projects.
Join us anytime from 5pm onwards at Footscray Park in Melbourne's west on Feb 2nd. Come along to meet up with fellow sustainable transport advocates, hear about our plans for 2022 and how you can be part of our campaign for #BetterBusesVic.
We'll provide some snacks but feel free to bring your own, as well as a picnic rug.
All welcome, whether you've been involved with Sustainable Cities for a while or are keen to get involved - all you need is a passion for transport and climate action!
NOTE: This will be a COVID-safe event. We ask that attendees are fully vaccinated, wear masks and observe social distancing protocols, to keep our communities safe.
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands and waterways in the area now known as Victoria. We pay respect to Elders past, present, and emerging, as well as to all First Nations communities who significantly contribute to the life of the area. We acknowledge sovereignty was never ceded. This is stolen land.
February 02, 2022 at 5:00pm
Footscray Park
Footscray, VIC 3011
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Better Buses Campaign Updates

Want to get the latest update on our Better Buses campaign for more frequent, connected and electric buses? Check it out below!

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Dirt Radio podcast - Transport, climate justice, and better buses in Melbourne's West

On this episode we will catch up Laura Sykes - Friends of the Earth’s Sustainable Cities collective coordinator to talk about all things transport, climate change and anew campaign that is being launched called Better Buses in Melbourne’s West.

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Tell decision makers its time for 10 minute trains!

Group of people protesting with signs. Captioned tell decision makers its time for 10 minute trains and Build Melbourne Metro 2.

Are you tired of long wait times and crowded trains? 

Guess what!? By 2050 transport use in Melbourne will more than double, filling up our trains and causing more delays. Serious action must be taken now.

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Get on Track: People with disabilities demand an end to discriminatory public transport

People block a tram in Melbourne's CBDThe disability and public transport community this morning linked arms to demand action on more accessible trams.

At 12 noon on Thursday 4 March the coalition of campaigners took to the streets from the State Library to call out for a public transport system that works for everyone.

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Getting on board for accessible transport

No doubt you've noticed our streets return to the congestion we know all too well, affecting our health and the health of our planet. Polluting cars now fill the streets, that only months ago were occupied by children riding, joggers running and people walking. Without significant investment in accessible public and active transport, we're likely to see this trend continue.

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MEDIA RELEASE - Friends of the Earth Welcomes $2.2B Suburban Rail Loop investment

Friends of the Earth welcomes Andrews govt investment to get rolling on the Suburban Rail Loop

Friends of the Earth Melbourne welcomes today’s announcement by the Andrews government that it will invest $2.2 billion to begin Stage One of the Suburban Rail Loop.

The investment demonstrates that the Andrews government is serious about public transport that connects people, reduces congestion, and helps the state rein in emissions and tackle climate change.

“Community members are excited to see big plans for ramping up investment in transport,” said Claudia Gallois, Friends of the Earth's Sustainable Cities coordinator said today.

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Transport to tackle our climate challenge: online forum

Join us for an online forum to hear from Bendigo locals about transport issues and solutions in the face of climate change and COVID-normal.

Transport is the second-largest and fastest-growing contributor to emissions in Victoria, and Bendigo is already experiencing the consequences of climate change such as bushfires, heatwaves, and droughts.
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