Accessible and well connected

A city that is easy to move around, with safe travel options and walkable neighbourhoods.

Commitment Performance measure Progress update as at 31 March 2019 Status
We will develop pilot projects in line with our new Integrated Transport Strategy, with a focus on creating safer and walkable neighbourhoods. Pilot one pedestrian safe neighbourhood project. In September 2018, Council resolved to pilot a pedestrian safe neighbourhood around Coatesville Primary School. Project and consultation plans have been developed. Data collection and an issues & opportunities paper has been prepared and is available online. A draft precinct plan is expected by the end of May 2019. Slightly behind
  Pilot one corridor improvement for safe cycling project. In September 2018, Council resolved to pilot a new safe cycling corridor in Inkerman Road. A Traffic and parking survey report has been prepared and is available online. A survey asking for people’s opinions, aspirations and ideas for the project has now concluded. At risk
  Pilot with one school for the Active Schools project (safe travel to school) initiative. The trial with Valkstone Primary is now complete and statistical data will be analysed to assist with an ongoing program to create safer and walkable neighbourhoods. Completed
We will develop and implement a new Car Parking Policy based on the principles of the Integrated Transport Strategy. Adopt and implement a Car Parking Policy. Council has commenced the development of the Parking Policy. At risk
We will update our action plans for walking and cycling based on the principles of the Integrated Transport Strategy. Update and endorse a revised Walking Action Plan and Cycling Action Plan. Council has appointed a consultant team to update the Walking Plan and Cycling Action Plans. These updated Plans will be presented to Council in June 2019. The two pilot projects Council is undertaking in Bentleigh East and Inkerman Road represent a significant change in approach to how Council is seeking to improve walking and cycling in Glen Eira. The development of these pilots will largely inform the updated Walking and Cycling Action Plans. On track
We will work with the Level Crossing Removal Authority to implement upgrade works to Neerim Road, Murrumbeena in line with community feedback and Council endorsed designs. Commence the upgrade of Neerim Road, Murrumbeena streetscape works. Proposed to alter scope of project and stage the works. Unforeseen issues with third party authorities and tender responses. Further consideration of broader activity centre requirements to be reviewed and presented to Council in April 2019. At risk
We will undertake a gap analysis on public transport availability and accessibility across the municipality. A gap analysis prepared with community consultation and reported to Council. Gap analysis informs Council's advocacy efforts with State Government. Council Officers have developed a draft Public Transport Gap Analysis Report and Advocacy Reference Document, this will be presented to Council in April to seek approval to commence community consultation in May. Slightly behind
We will construct a number of new footpaths throughout the municipality, creating connections where there are missing footpaths. Construct one kilometre of new footpaths in prioritised locations across the municipality. The footpaths construction is in progress. 75% of the program is completed. Expected completion by the end of May 2019. On track