Campaign for sustainable transport

In March 2023 we have added a new sction called MP Watch: Sustainable Transport, that will focus on the State MPs for Brunswick, Pascoe Vale and Broadmeadows on their efforts to improve sustainable transport in Merri-bek

There are many ideas around that promote more sustainable methods of transport, including walking, cycling and using public transport. Merri-bek City Council has lots of ideas on their Sustainable Transport website.

Merri-bek Council adopted in March 2019 a groundbreaking policy: the Moreland Integrated Transport Strategy and Parking implementation Plan.

There are many groups campaigning for sustainable transport, better public transport, cycling, walking amenity, not more roads. Check out what they are doing and see how you can help. See Public Transport not Traffic.  They also have a list of local groups under “Our supporters”.

Local Merri-bek transport campaigns and advocacy

In Merri-bek, you can also join these campaigns. Climate Action Merribek is a foundation member of the Upfield Corridor Coalition and Upfield Transport Alliance.

– campaigns for cycling infrastructure in Moreland, runs a Wednesday fortnightly social ride

See also
23 September, 2018 – Transport Policy in Moreland for the Climate Emergency

Melbourne and Victoria Sustainable Transport Advocacy

Friends of the Earth Sustainable Cities program (Facebook) launched in February 2018 the #GetOnBoard community powered transport plan which is worthwhile supporting.

The Walking School Bus is an initiative that encourages kids to walk to school in a group, accompanied by an adult. Can you start one for your kids’school? See Another initiative directed at school kids is the Ride2School program. See

There are many Bicycle Clubs or Bicycle Users Groups in Melbourne, such as Moreland Bicycle Users Group.  Join one to campaign for better conditions for cyclists. Find your local group at You can help children develop their bike riding skills at Bike Ed.

Support the Public Transport Users Association (Facebook Page) with a strong focus on improving the public transport network and advocacy for public transport users.

Aviation Emissions and Melbourne Airport

In September 2018 Climate Action Moreland joined the global Stay Grounded Network in working to limit aviation emissions and in advocating the moratorium on expansion of airport infrastructure, including Melbourne airport just to the north of Moreland.

We adopted the Stay Grounded position paper 13 Steps for a Just Transport system and for rapidly reducing Aviation and signed on to this global position paper.

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