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Media Release


Traffic Chokes City of Yarra

The Public Transport Users Association has launched a campaign for a more sustainable transport policy in the City of Yarra to coincide with upcoming council elections.

PTUA Secretary Vaughan Williams said that the organisation hoped to persuade candidates for council to commit to a range of initiatives to encourage public transport, walking and cycling.

"Yarra is the weakest link of the inner-city councils, with its municipal strategic policies encouraging car dependency and including only token references to sustainable alternatives such as public transport," said Mr Williams

"The PTUA has a large membership in the area and has received a lot of feedback from local residents about the poor quality of public transport and high levels of traffic congestion. They feel their council is not doing enough to support the cause, particularly compared to other councils in the area such as Moreland."

Mr Williams said that the PTUA was planning a public meeting for residents to meet council candidates and assess them on the issues.

"This election provides an opportunity for a strengthening of Yarra's commitment to sustainable transport. We hope local residents and council candidates will support our campaign to keep the inner city liveable"

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Last Modified: 13 February 2002