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Transport Strategy 2030

Our 10 year Transport Strategy establishes a long-term vision for all city commuters, and will see more space for pedestrians, cyclists and greening.

Two people cross the Bourke Street, with a tram passing behind them through a tree lined street full of businesses.

By 2030 we will put in place plans to reduce through traffic in the busiest parts of the city, convert our ‘Little Streets’ into pedestrian priority shared zones, and transform Melbourne into the country’s leading bicycle city by creating more than 50km of protected bicycle lanes. 

Key initiatives include:

  • Repurpose the equivalent of more than six MCGs worth of public road space and parking spaces to create more space for pedestrians, cyclists, greening and trading.
  • Reduce through traffic in the busiest parts of the central city.
  • Convert central city 'Little Streets' into pedestrian priority shared zones with lower speed limits for cars to better support our thriving retail economy and café culture.
  • Work with the Victorian Government to deliver world-class, welcoming and safe public spaces around our central city stations.
  • Transform Melbourne into Australia's leading bicycle city by creating more than 50km of protected bicycle lanes in the heart of the city, and work with the Victorian Government to enable a further 40km of protected bicycle lanes.
  • Deliver 300 additional motorcycle parking bays on streets as alternatives to parking on footpaths.
  • Maintain access for essential car trips, especially for people with a disability, trade, service and emergency vehicles.
  • Work with the Victorian Government to deliver consistency for motorists by introducing 40 km/h speed limits throughout inner Melbourne by reducing speed limits in Parkville Gardens, North and West Melbourne and Yarra's Edge.

Key investments in 2022-23 include: 

  • $2 million for the North and West Melbourne and Docklands Transport and Amenity Program. 
  • $180,000 for cycle infrastructure in West Melbourne. 
  • approximately $1.5 million on renewal works in West Melbourne including roadways, footpaths, flood mitigation, landscape and property.

Our Transport Strategy 2030 will provide more space for people on footpaths and around major transport hubs, to boost Melbourne’s $5.7 billion retail and hospitality sector, and deliver $870 million in economic benefits to Victoria over the next decade.

our acknowledgement

  • Torres Strait Islander Flag
  • Aboriginal People Flag

The City of Melbourne respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land we govern, the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and Bunurong / Boon Wurrung peoples of the Kulin and pays respect to their Elders past and present. 


We acknowledge and honour the unbroken spiritual, cultural and political connection they have maintained to this unique place for more than 2000 generations.

We accept the invitation in the Uluru Statement from the Heart and are committed to walking together to build a better future.