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  • David Risstrom Thinking Environment: Big Game Parking Bans
    Greens Charter ARCHIVES BELOW David Risstrom Victorian Greens No 1 Senate Candidate Rosa the Policy Watchdog drives policy David Risstrom News Views Oct Dec 07 Jul Sep 07 Apr Jun 07 Jan Mar 07 David Risstrom News Views Oct Dec 06 Jul Sep 06 Apr Jun 06 Jan Mar 06 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 05 Jul Sep 05 Apr Jun 05 Jan Mar 05 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 2004 Jul Sep 2004 Apr Jun 2004 Jan Mar 2004 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 2003 Jul Sep 2003 Apr Jun 2003 Jan Mar 2003 Rosa and Dave s News Views 2002 Through Green Coloured Glasses 2003 2002 David Risstrom s Community Involvement 2004 2001 2001 1999 Pre 1999 Did Cr Risstrom Deliver on His Promises for 2001 2004 1999 2001 Victorian Local Government Elections 2008 2005 2004 100 MORE GREEN ACHIEVEMENTS BIG GAME PARKING BANS Achievement Target Date Progress Description Further Information ACHIEVEMENT Parking is banned at the MCG on big game days and public transport services are enhanced TARGET DATE December 2004 PROGRESS Some DESCRIPTION Yarra Park is currently used as a carpark for the MCG The Council voted

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  • David Risstrom Thinking Environment: Bike Borrowing Outfit in the City
    idea based on the very successful bicycle borrowing scheme in Copenhagen Denmark and a program running in Zug Switzerland The idea is similar to that operating for shopping trolleys at shopping centres People can come to the city put a coin into a slot at one of the many bike bays around the city in order to unlock and bike and helmet use the bike within the city boundaries for an unlimited time and when they return the bike to any bike bay they will receive a coin back The bikes that are borrowed would most likely be heavy duty durable bikes which are a good form of inner city transport but less of a target for theft than more expensive bikes may be Distinctive colouring and advertising could be used to identify the bikes and to contribute to the running costs of the scheme The bikes could be fitted with carrying bags that would allow people to do their shopping in and around the city They could then take another form of transport to wherever they wish to go out of the city The bike borrowing scheme could also operate in some areas where the bikes are borrowed from a person who maintains the bikes This would allow higher quality bikes to provided for those who wish to use them In Switzerland this approach is used and is based in an old converted bus where people are asked to leave an ID win order to secure the return of the more expensive bicycles Maintenance of the bikes in Switzerland is done by homeless and underprivileged people which provides a variety of benefits to themselves and the scheme Locks may also be provided with the more expensive bikes which would be returned with the bikes A bike borrowing scheme in

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  • David Risstrom Thinking Environment: Car Crossings
    ability Game Dave s Thoughts Thank You To The Beautiful People It s Not Easy Being Green The Victorian Greens Homepage Policies The Australian Greens Charter ARCHIVES BELOW David Risstrom Victorian Greens No 1 Senate Candidate Rosa the Policy Watchdog drives policy David Risstrom News Views Oct Dec 07 Jul Sep 07 Apr Jun 07 Jan Mar 07 David Risstrom News Views Oct Dec 06 Jul Sep 06 Apr Jun 06 Jan Mar 06 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 05 Jul Sep 05 Apr Jun 05 Jan Mar 05 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 2004 Jul Sep 2004 Apr Jun 2004 Jan Mar 2004 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 2003 Jul Sep 2003 Apr Jun 2003 Jan Mar 2003 Rosa and Dave s News Views 2002 Through Green Coloured Glasses 2003 2002 David Risstrom s Community Involvement 2004 2001 2001 1999 Pre 1999 Did Cr Risstrom Deliver on His Promises for 2001 2004 1999 2001 Victorian Local Government Elections 2008 2005 2004 100 MORE GREEN ACHIEVEMENTS CAR CROSSINGS Achievement Target Date Progress Description Further Information ACHIEVEMENT At least three sites in three streets have car crossings established TARGET DATE June 2004 PROGRESS Some DESCRIPTION The City will establish at least three sites in three streets where car crossings are established rather than pedestrian crossings The assumption that pedestrians have to fit round vehicle traffic flow could then be changed to allow for cars to fir in with pedestrians The speed of pedestrian crossings at major junctions will be altered to allow pedestrians to cross the road in one change of lights ie Victoria Parade and Alexandra Parade Pelican crossings not at road junctions will turn red within twenty seconds to cut pedestrian waiting times This will ensure that frustrated pedestrians do

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  • David Risstrom Thinking Environment: Car Free Day For Melbourne
    Mar 07 David Risstrom News Views Oct Dec 06 Jul Sep 06 Apr Jun 06 Jan Mar 06 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 05 Jul Sep 05 Apr Jun 05 Jan Mar 05 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 2004 Jul Sep 2004 Apr Jun 2004 Jan Mar 2004 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 2003 Jul Sep 2003 Apr Jun 2003 Jan Mar 2003 Rosa and Dave s News Views 2002 Through Green Coloured Glasses 2003 2002 David Risstrom s Community Involvement 2004 2001 2001 1999 Pre 1999 Did Cr Risstrom Deliver on His Promises for 2001 2004 1999 2001 Victorian Local Government Elections 2008 2005 2004 100 MORE GREEN ACHIEVEMENTS CAR FREE DAY FOR MELBOURNE Achievement Target Date Progress Description Further Information ACHIEVEMENT Once a year the City of Melbourne takes part in a Car Free Day TARGET DATE June 2004 for implementing this goal The best date for the Melbourne Car Free Day is being considered with your view welcome by e mailing me at david davidrisstrom org PROGRESS Discussions have begun amongst Greens on inner city Councils to see how we can co operate to create as wide a ranging Car Free Day as possible DESCRIPTION For at least one day each year the City of Melbourne is actively involved in creating a day when people are encouraged to give their car a rest and use other forms of transport FURTHER INFORMATION This idea was given oxygen by Yarra Greens Councillor Deb Di Natale and Victorian Greens Transport Spokesperson Alison Clarke It has emerged from a growing worldwide movement for an international Car Free Day worldwide More information on Car Free Days around the world is available at the following websites Earthday Network Car Free Day International Car Free

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  • David Risstrom Thinking Environment: Congestion Charge for The Central Activities District
    ARCHIVES BELOW David Risstrom Victorian Greens No 1 Senate Candidate Rosa the Policy Watchdog drives policy David Risstrom News Views Oct Dec 07 Jul Sep 07 Apr Jun 07 Jan Mar 07 David Risstrom News Views Oct Dec 06 Jul Sep 06 Apr Jun 06 Jan Mar 06 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 05 Jul Sep 05 Apr Jun 05 Jan Mar 05 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 2004 Jul Sep 2004 Apr Jun 2004 Jan Mar 2004 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 2003 Jul Sep 2003 Apr Jun 2003 Jan Mar 2003 Rosa and Dave s News Views 2002 Through Green Coloured Glasses 2003 2002 David Risstrom s Community Involvement 2004 2001 2001 1999 Pre 1999 Did Cr Risstrom Deliver on His Promises for 2001 2004 1999 2001 Victorian Local Government Elections 2008 2005 2004 100 MORE GREEN ACHIEVEMENTS CONGESTION CHARGE FOR THE CENTRAL ACTIVITIES DISTRICT Achievement Target Date Progress Description Further Information ACHIEVEMENT A congestion charge is levied on single occupant vehicle trips to the central activities district that directly finances public transport choices TARGET DATE December 2005 PROGRESS Some DESCRIPTION This idea is similar to the one implemented in central London that moves towards placing the real value on motor vehicle traffic in inner cities and has the effect of financing and encouraging the use of improved public transport services To implement this idea I think it would be important to garner community support for the initiative I have little doubt that despite the evidence that decreased motor vehicle traffic in inner city areas improves business profitability that it will take time and effort to explain and implement this initiative It will also require State Government support I had understood that there was growing support for the idea

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  • David Risstrom Thinking Environment: Economy Car Priority Parking
    Thank You To The Beautiful People It s Not Easy Being Green The Victorian Greens Homepage Policies The Australian Greens Charter ARCHIVES BELOW David Risstrom Victorian Greens No 1 Senate Candidate Rosa the Policy Watchdog drives policy David Risstrom News Views Oct Dec 07 Jul Sep 07 Apr Jun 07 Jan Mar 07 David Risstrom News Views Oct Dec 06 Jul Sep 06 Apr Jun 06 Jan Mar 06 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 05 Jul Sep 05 Apr Jun 05 Jan Mar 05 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 2004 Jul Sep 2004 Apr Jun 2004 Jan Mar 2004 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 2003 Jul Sep 2003 Apr Jun 2003 Jan Mar 2003 Rosa and Dave s News Views 2002 Through Green Coloured Glasses 2003 2002 David Risstrom s Community Involvement 2004 2001 2001 1999 Pre 1999 Did Cr Risstrom Deliver on His Promises for 2001 2004 1999 2001 Victorian Local Government Elections 2008 2005 2004 100 MORE GREEN ACHIEVEMENTS ECONOMY CAR PRIORITY PARKING Achievement Target Date Progress Description Further Information ACHIEVEMENT Economy cars are provided more parking opportunities than large cars in the CBD TARGET DATE June 2004 PROGRESS Some DESCRIPTION Car parking spaces are available in the CBD which suit smaller shorter vehicles therefore providing opportunity to provide more parking spaces within a set space and also providing both a market signal and personal advantage to people considering what type of car they will use Currently road space is wasted by a large number of large family sedans and 4WDs with single occupants Dedicated smaller car spaces in selected areas would remind people that their the size of their vehicles has an impact on others in the city Another variation on this theme may be to provide dedicated

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  • David Risstrom Thinking Environment: Longer Taxi Ranks
    The Australian Greens Charter ARCHIVES BELOW David Risstrom Victorian Greens No 1 Senate Candidate Rosa the Policy Watchdog drives policy David Risstrom News Views Oct Dec 07 Jul Sep 07 Apr Jun 07 Jan Mar 07 David Risstrom News Views Oct Dec 06 Jul Sep 06 Apr Jun 06 Jan Mar 06 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 05 Jul Sep 05 Apr Jun 05 Jan Mar 05 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 2004 Jul Sep 2004 Apr Jun 2004 Jan Mar 2004 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 2003 Jul Sep 2003 Apr Jun 2003 Jan Mar 2003 Rosa and Dave s News Views 2002 Through Green Coloured Glasses 2003 2002 David Risstrom s Community Involvement 2004 2001 2001 1999 Pre 1999 Did Cr Risstrom Deliver on His Promises for 2001 2004 1999 2001 Victorian Local Government Elections 2008 2005 2004 100 MORE GREEN ACHIEVEMENTS LONGER TAXI RANKS Achievement Target Date Progress Description Further Information ACHIEVEMENT Taxi ranks have been increased by 10 TARGET DATE December 2003 PROGRESS None DESCRIPTION Taxis are a legitimate form of public transport that needs to be accommodated as an alternative to single passenger vehicle trips in

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  • David Risstrom Thinking Environment:Mobility Points
    Sep 07 Apr Jun 07 Jan Mar 07 David Risstrom News Views Oct Dec 06 Jul Sep 06 Apr Jun 06 Jan Mar 06 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 05 Jul Sep 05 Apr Jun 05 Jan Mar 05 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 2004 Jul Sep 2004 Apr Jun 2004 Jan Mar 2004 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 2003 Jul Sep 2003 Apr Jun 2003 Jan Mar 2003 Rosa and Dave s News Views 2002 Through Green Coloured Glasses 2003 2002 David Risstrom s Community Involvement 2004 2001 2001 1999 Pre 1999 Did Cr Risstrom Deliver on His Promises for 2001 2004 1999 2001 Victorian Local Government Elections 2008 2005 2004 100 MORE GREEN ACHIEVEMENTS MOBILITY POINTS IN MELBOURNE Achievement Target Date Progress Description Further Information ACHIEVEMENT 10 Mobility Points are established across Melbourne that allow for the integration of public transport taxis bicycle parking and car sharing TARGET DATE December 2005 PROGRESS None to date DESCRIPTION Virtual School Buses are a novel arrangement where adults act as the driver and conductor of an imaginary bus that picks up school children as they walk along routes to and from school Mobility points could take on many forms but they are as simple as a transport interchange that includes bus light or heavy rail bicycle parking and as they evolve bicycle and car sharing This idea is slowly being integrated into planning in Melbourne It exists in other forms as Kiss and Ride in the USA and as basic transport interchanges in many countries Typically the idea of providing transport choices has not been supported by extensive land planning The domination of single passenger car use and more freeways to accommodate has been the major focus of transport planners though the

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