In September 2015 the Institute for Sensible Transport, along with Martyn Group were commissioned by Moonee Valley City Council to prepare their new Integrated Transport Strategy. Moonee Valley, a municipality located in the inner north west of Melbourne has experienced rapid population growth over recent years, and this combined with significant through-traffic, has placed unprecedented pressure on transport infrastructure.

This Strategy will provide the strategic guidance necessary to bring about sustainable changes to transport patterns in Moonee Valley. The project will be active from September 2015 through to 2016/17 and encompass multiple community engagement and stakeholder consultation sessions, data analysis on existing travel patterns and best practice case studies on local government transport planning.

The Safe Systems Approach to transport planning will be applied throughout this project and the ‘complete streets’ concept will help underpin many of the recommendations. Multi-criteria analysis will be used as the framework through which potential actions will be evaluated.

Several international transport experts will be interviewed for this project, in order to capture recent best practice lessons from around the world on sustainable mobility solutions.

The outcome of the above exercises will be a 25 year blueprint, providing Council with clear guidance on strategic and operational transport planning issues to 2040.

Community consultation maps

As part of the development of the Integrated Transport Strategy, Moonee Valley City Council has developed a collaborative map, enabling people to register their comments on any transport issue in Moonee Valley. Users were able to Vote Up comments they agree with. The size of the dots in the map are proportional to the number of Votes Up each comment received. Click on the dots to learn more about the issue and zoom in for more detail.

  1. Map of all comments  – all modes aggregated with the size of dot proportional to the number of Votes Up received

2. Heat map of all comments – all modes aggregated (tip: zoom in for more detail)

3. Map of ‘car’ comments  – with the size of dot proportional to the number of Votes Up received

4. Map of ‘cycling’ comments  – with the size of dot proportional to the number of Votes Up received

5. Map of ‘pedestrian’ comments  – with the size of dot proportional to the number of Votes Up received

6. Map of ‘bus’ comments  – with the size of dot proportional to the number of Votes Up received

7. Map of ‘tram’ comments  – with the size of dot proportional to the number of Votes Up received

8. Map of ‘train’ comments  – with the size of dot proportional to the number of Votes Up received

9. Map of ‘combination’ (more than one mode) comments  – with the size of dot proportional to the number of Votes Up received