Managing Traffic

Yarra has seen an increase in traffic in recent years, making road congestion one of the top issues affecting our residents.Traffic in Church Street, Richmond

Council undertakes a number of projects to improve traffic conditions on local streets and to improve safety and amenity of roads for all road users, including motorists, cyclists, pedestrians and public transport users.   

More information about projects aimed at reducing traffic on local roads appears below: 

Doncaster Rail Study
Local Area Traffic Management
Speed Limits 
Trains not tollsroads (campaign against the East-West Link) 


Move with Us

Being centrally located in a city of 4.4 million people means traffic will always be a reality for Yarra residents.

About 600,000 motorists travel on Yarra’s roads every day, either to reach the Melbourne CBD or to end their journey in Yarra to work or enjoy our many shopping, dining and entertainment attractions.

We can’t eliminate traffic, but there are a number of ways Council can reduce its impact, including improving conditions on local roads, advocating for better public transport and promoting sustainable transport.

Council’s four-page brochure, Move with Us, provides more information about what Council can do to ease the pressure on local roads and improve the safety and liveability of our neighbourhoods.

pdf format Move with Us (536.84 KB)

Move with us cover

Whether you’re in the car, on a bike or riding a tram, look out for the Move with Us logo on your local street and look out for those sharing our roads.

Further information
Richard Young
Manager Engineering Services
9205 5712

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