An information resource for Victorian local governments

When it comes to transport planning, let’s not ‘re-invent the wheels’. This website provides an easy way for local governments to share their documentation on a wide range of local government transport initiatives, from long-term strategies to one-off events.

This website also provides quick access to a database of Victorian Government programs and projects that support local governments in their efforts to provide better mobility for their communities. Contact details of State Government staff are provided. (This section is restricted to registered local government staff).

Victorian Transport Atlas - New 2011 census data

July 12th 2013
The Victorian Transport Atlas has now been updated with the 2011 census data.  The Census Demographic and Motor Vehicle section and the Journey to Work section can be accessed online.  
The Census Demographic & Motor Vehicle section includes information on: population, education, motor Vehicles and car ownership. and the Journeys to Work section includes: work journeys from the Local Government Area (LGA), work journeys to the LGA, employment and occupation type and method of travel. 
You can also find more details and data at the Victorian Transport Statistics Portal (VTSP).

Bicycle Network Victoria

June 23rd 2013

Bicycle Network Victoria is a charity that promotes the health of the community. They work with their supporters to get "More People Cycling More Often" and measurably grow the bike riding world.

Visit the Bicycle Network website to read more of these stories;

The data is in: Melbourne is in the midst of a bike boom
It comes as no surprise that in the latest VicRoads Counter Loop data, Melbourne is in the midst of a bike boom with some popular routes showing a 30% increase in bike traffic over the last twelve months.

Green light for Sandy Bay bike lanes
After seven years of passionate debate, protests, consultations and three different plans, Sandy Bay Road bicycle lanes get the go-ahead from Hobart City Council. 

Commuters to be counted up north
Super Tuesday in the northern half of Australia will take place on Tuesday 3 September. Councils have one last opportunity to confirm their participation and provide count site locations by Friday 21 June.

Peninsula Link Trail is open for business
Riders can now enjoy 25km of ‘health and fun infrastructure’ with the opening of a new three-metre wide shared path along the Peninsula Link Freeway connecting Carrum Downs to Moorooduc. 

Registrations are now open for the Bike Futures Conference 2013

May 28th 2013

17-18 October 2013 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

Get refreshed, equipped and enthused for another year on the front line of the bike revolution.
The Bike Futures Conference returns in 2013 and is Australia's leading development opportunity for professionals and policy makers charged with the job of managing our nation’s raging bike growth.
Gain insights on the latest research into public policy affecting cycling, and learn tested practices you can implement in your workplace so you can have a greater impact on the bike riding world.
Keynote speaker: Paul Steely White
Visit the Bike Futures Conference website for more information and register.

Latest news and reports from Victoria Walks

May 5th 2013

Victoria Walks is a walking health promotion charity that is managed by an independent, voluntary board. For more information and great ideas visit the website.

Census 2011 journey to work - the story behind the movement

April 5th 2013

Journey-to-work patterns in Victoria

The piece of analysis relates to different aspects of the journey to work: the proportion of trips that are made locally; the mode share of car travel and public transport; and a simplified analysis of work-journey distances.   

Find it at Department of Transport, Research & data.

The Transport Integration Act: Documenting your thinking

April 5th 2013

Towards an integrated and sustainable transport system

The purpose of this document is to assist local government to comply with its obligations under the TIA, either as a ‘transport body’ when exercising powers, performing functions or making decisions under ‘transport legislation’ or as an ‘interface body’ when exercising powers, performing functions or making decisions under ‘interface legislation’.
View the document here.

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