No. of attendees: 36
Host name: Nic Frances Gilley from City of Melbourne
Your name: Matthew Diemer
How will Melbourne adjust to a doubled population?
Increased public realm through the repurposing of street space is a major way.
What will the Car-Free CBD look like?
Curb, Fence, and Barrier-Free Streetscapes,
Increased PT Access and Capacity
City boundary with drop-off areas
Some “streets” are still identified for through-movement of cyclists and trams, others identified as pedestrian space for walking, and others as “places” designed for dwelling activities
Barcelona “Superblocks” application
Goods Movement, Deliveries on E-Bikes
More greenspace that doubles as pedestrian walkways (i.e. Birrarung Mar)
More economic development opportunity due to higher foot traffic
Less noise, air pollution, “more zen”
Current car parks transformed into affordable housing units
Increased presence of pedicabs
How will we get there?
Parking removal, pricing, availability, planning restrictions
Increased investment in bike & pt infrastructure
Celebrate successes (white night, etc) to build on
Congestion charging with incentives for people that live within the city
‘Reclaim your streets’ programs
Disruption as a catalyst (when roads close for projects, close them to automobiles and pedestrianise them)
New language utilised to sell the benefits
Clear rules on where the no car zone starts and how it works
Incentives from congestion charge (funds for bike repairs)
Higher oil prices
Go street by street with pilot projects to highlight the benefits
Further incentivise PT, cycling (free bike share for first 10 minutes)