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  • David Risstrom Thinking Environment: Discount MET Tickets For Metropolitan Melbourne
    Victorian Local Government Elections 2008 2005 2004 100 MORE GREEN ACHIEVEMENTS MONTHLY 6 MONTHLY OR YEARLY MET TICKETS AT 10 DISCOUNT FOR RESIDENTS OF METROPOLITAN MELBOURNE Achievement Target Date Description Progress Further Information ACHIEVEMENT Discounted monthly 6 monthly and yearly MET public transport tickets are available for purchase by residents of Greater Melbourne TARGET DATE August 2003 PROGRESS Some DESCRIPTION As a means of increasing public transport patronage reducing the need for enforcement and the cost of administering the ticket system I proposed in a January 2002 letter to the public transport operators that the City of Melbourne be a pilot for providing discounted tickets to residents of the City of Melbourne I wrote to the public transport operators in January 2002 proposing that the City of Melbourne be a pilot for providing discounted tickets to residents of the City of Melbourne I suggested a minimum discount of 10 of existing monthly or longer duration tickets that could be made available through an offer sent with rate notices As Convener of the Metropolitan Environment Forum I further proposed that if the City of Melbourne pilot is successful that the Metropolitan Environment Forum use its influence to extend the scheme to other Council s willing to participate The public transport operators agreed with this idea and have committed to progressing it I introduced a similar version of this known as the Commuter Club to the City of Melbourne staff in 2000 The Commuter Club as it operates at the City of Melbourne provides an opportunity for staff to elect to choose to use public transport at a discount and for the cost of the ticket to be reimbursed to the City by salary sacrifice The tickets are provided to staff at a 10 discount by the public transport operators and paid

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  • David Risstrom Thinking Environment: Moving Kensington Station
    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 MOVING KENSINGTON STATION Achievement Target Date Progress Description Further Information ACHIEVEMENT The City of Melbourne has investigated moving South Kensington station to the other side of Kensington Road and improving pedestrian links from

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  • David Risstrom Thinking Environment: Paying People To Park (Their Cars At Home)
    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 PAYING PEOPLE TO PARK THEIR CARS AT HOME Achievement Target Date Progress Description Further Information ACHIEVEMENT Employees are given a pay increase that is equal to a charge made on using a car parking space at their workplace Employees who choose not to drive then save the money they would have spent parking at work TARGET DATE December 2004 PROGRESS None to date DESCRIPTION This idea could be run as a program by any company or government The most practical application of this idea is to include this idea in the next workplace wage negotiation and to offer an amount equivalent to the cost of providing a car parking space to the employees The amount could then be provided as a direct payment to be used at the employees discretion Employees may continue to use parking facilities with no change Others may choose to use public

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  • David Risstrom Thinking Environment: Parking Our Way To Public Transport
    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 PARKING OUR WAY TO PUBLIC TRANSPORT Achievement Target Date Progress Description Further Information ACHIEVEMENT A proportion of revenue from car parking is used to directly benefit public transport alternatives TARGET DATE June 2004 PROGRESS Some DESCRIPTION A proportion of revenue from car parking is used to directly benefit public transport alternatives FURTHER INFORMATION Greens Melbourne

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  • David Risstrom Thinking Environment: Pro-Cycling Council Candidates
    Local Government Elections 2008 2005 2004 100 MORE GREEN ACHIEVEMENTS PRO CYCLING COUNCIL CANDIDATES Achievement Target Date Progress Description Further Information ACHIEVEMENT Melbourne City Council Candidates are asked ahead of the election to commit to a pro cycling pledge TARGET DATE November 2004 PROGRESS None DESCRIPTION This idea was prompted by an article from BikeBiz a UK bicycle e magazine was forwarded to me by Rosemary Spiedel of the Bicycle Promotion Fund I think we should follow suit in Melbourne and ask all Mayoral candidates to make a like pledge I will contact Bicycle Victoria and the Bicycle Promotion Fund to see if they are willing to be involved for the Melbourne City Council elections and perhaps other local government elections London s next mayor is pro cycling guaranteed London s mayoral candidates agree on little but they are united on one front for the forthcoming election all four have pledged their support for a ten point cycling manifesto drawn up by the London Cycling Campaign This includes 20mph limit in all streets where Londoners live work or shop and free cycling training for every schoolchild Cycling in Central London has increased by 20 percent since the congestion charge was introduced London Cycling Campaign which gives maps information and advice to the city s cyclists believes new measures are now needed to ensure the capital becomes one of the world s first class cycling cities Tom Bogdanowicz campaigns manager for the London Cycling Campaign said Cycling is enjoying a boom in London and we are delighted that all the candidates have backed our manifesto We now want to see this very welcome support put into practice The manifesto calls for guaranteed funding to deliver the London Cycling Action Plan which aims to increase cycling by 80 percent by 2010 safe routes to school for all of London s children and dedicated patrols to fine motorists who block cycle lanes and advanced stop lines at traffic lights I fully support LCC s Cycling Manifesto for London which I think is a very helpful document said Labour s Ken Livingstone the current mayor and odds on favourite to win again I want to dramatically increase cycling s modal share in London he said The LibDem and Green candidates also endorse LCC s manifesto Steven Norris the Conservative candidate has the best cycling credentials of all four candidates he recently stepped down as chair of the National Cycling Strategy Board in order to focus on his campaign to be London mayor He is currently lagging behind Livingstone in the polls I can happily sign up to LCC s campaign commitments said Norris I intend to make London a city in which cycling is as safe enjoyable and widespread as it can possibly be London City Council s Cycling Manifesto for London Guaranteed funding to deliver the full TfL London Cycling Action Plan including the London Cycle Network 20mph as the standard speed limit in all streets where Londoners live work or shop and

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  • David Risstrom Thinking Environment: Through Freeway Freight
    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 THROUGH FREEWAY FREIGHT Achievement Target Date Description Progress Further Information ACHIEVEMENT A freight route agreement has been drawn up which puts through freight traffic onto City Link in return for a residents

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  • David Risstrom Thinking Environment: Traffic Signals Give Bicycles The Green Light
    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 TRAFFIC SIGNALS GIVE BICYCLES THE GREEN LIGHT Achievement Target Date Progress Description Further Information ACHIEVEMENT Wherever new traffic signals are installed in the City of Melbourne bicycle signals are installed TARGET DATE September 2004 PROGRESS None DESCRIPTION Bicycle signals are the two wheel equivalent of the

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  • David Risstrom Thinking Environment: Two Bus Priority Routes
    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 TWO BUS PRIORITY ROUTES Achievement Target Date Description Progress Further Information ACHIEVEMENT Two tram less city centre streets such as Lonsdale Russell La Trobe or Queen have full time bus priority lanes Victoria Street has full time bus priority lanes TARGET DATE September 2003 PROGRESS Some DESCRIPTION Priority bus lanes would help to reduce transit times for bus passengers This would be a fairer use of road space Cars with one or two passengers in them are a less efficient use of road space and resources than buses particularly during peak times If priority was given to buses in special lanes the travelling times of the buses are likely to reduce and frequency may increase so that the bus becomes an easier choice With less cars and more buses roads are likely to be less congested access to the City will be improved and less resources will be wasted Allowing a priority bus lane to be placed in Victoria Street would encourage greater use of public transport on the Eastern Freeway aka Eastern Parking Lane If people did need to drive from their home due to poor public transport service at least they could drive to a location out of the City and not have their car both clog the roads and waste

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