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Melbourne sustainable transport reform
Melbourne's transport system, while including extensive tram (light rail), rail, and bus networks, is very dominated by use of the private car for most travel.
Several efforts to reform this are underway. Some significant resources and organisations involved in this effort are listed below.
As of 2013, a current major effort is to protest and prevent the Melbourne East-West tunnel in favour of greater public transport investment, such as improved signalling on the rail network, and an upgrade of the rail options in the Doncaster corridor.
Relevant Appropedia Project
- Melb East West Link - CIS Process - Guidelines on critical views regarding the East-West Link in Melbourne - especially aimed at concerned community members wanting guidance and help putting together a submission.
Public Interest Organisations and Campaigns
- http://www.ptua.org.au - The Victorian Public Transport Users Association (PTUA) run many campaigns and R&D projects to improve public transport provision and policy in Melbourne.
- http://bze.org.au/zero-carbon-australia-2020/transport-plan - BZE are doing an investigation of Melbourne's urban transport options to reduce carbon emissions as part of their Zero Carbon Australia Transport Plan (ZCATP).
- Transport for Melbourne - an advocacy alliance of different groups aiming for improved public transport planning, infrastructure and governance.
- http://www.pt4me2.org.au - a campaign for better transport initiated by local governments and the Melbourne Transport Forum.
- http://www.facebook.com/linkmelbsus - Students LInking Melbourne Sustainably (SLIMS) - a collaboration primarily between UniMelb and RMIT students to propose alternatives to the EW Link for Melbourne's transport network.
(That involve a significant sustainable transport element)
- http://www.thinkingtransport.org.au - transport good practices clearinghouse set up by Local Governments
- Archives of the Going Solar website (not available on web currently?) (Some are at http://www.thinkingtransport.org.au/category/news-categories/newsletter?page=8)
Organisations and Research Projects
- GAMUT - Australasian Center for the Governance and Management of Urban Transportation - http://www.abp.unimelb.edu.au/gamut
- MTF - The Melbourne Transport Forum - http://www.mtf.org.au
Maps and Indicator Projects
- The [Transport, Accessibility and Mobility Indicators for Metropolitan Melbourne project], by the Australian Institute for Urban Studies along with other collaborators.