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A connected city of accessible, active and sustainable transport choices

Can you imagine what a Connected Moonee Valley looks like in 2040?

  • Moonee Valley is a city where more than half of our residents travel to work by walking, cycling or public transport
  • We prioritise our cyclists and pedestrians of all mobilities by achieving a safe network of connected walking and cycling paths

Realising a Connected Moonee Valley

These strategic directions, objectives and actions provide the framework to realise a Connected Moonee Valley.

We know that people can’t walk or cycle everywhere they need to get to, so we are advocating for improved public transport in Moonee Valley. We will focus on the accessibility and safety of pedestrian footpaths and cycling connections, particularly to public transport interchanges, to encourage sustainable transport.

The State Government is undertaking a range of public transport projects that complement the outcomes we are hoping to achieve in Moonee Valley. We will continue to work with State Government to deliver investment which reflects the needs and priorities of all members of our community.

What does Council do?
“We help residents drive, walk, cycle and access public transport. We want transport to be safe, environmentally friendly and available for everyone.”
  • Moonee Valley’s location as a transport thoroughfare between the CBD and the northern and western suburbs and two of Melbourne’s fastest growing regions, makes transport planning very challenging.
  • Around 19% of employed Moonee Valley residents travel to work by public transport. This is higher than the figure for Greater Melbourne but ranges from less than 10% in Keilor East to 33% in Flemington (ABS Census, 2016).
  • Around 6,000 passengers catch the train from Essendon Station each weekday, making it the busiest station in Moonee Valley (Public Transport Victoria, 2013–14).
  • 94% of Moonee Valley residents live within either 800 metres (10-minute walk) of a train station, or 400 metres (five-minute walk) of a tram or bus stop (Calculated from PTV data, 2017 and ABS Census, 2016).

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw an increase in the number of people walking and cycling around our neighbourhoods, and we want this to continue. We are working to make walking and cycling safe, convenient, accessible and comfortable for people who live, work, study or play in Moonee Valley, so it’s their first choice of transport.

What does Council do?
“We help plan and maintain the facilities and systems that keep Moonee Valley going.”
“We maintain Council roads, paths, drains, buildings, public facilities and spaces.”
  • 68% of Moonee Valley residents participate in non-organised physical activity such as walking, jogging or running, or cycling, and this is higher than the 57% figure for Victoria (VicHealth Indicators Survey, 2015).
  • When looking at transport patterns for all purposes (not just journey to work), some 15% of all trips are by foot, 10% are by public transport and 5% are by cycling (Victorian Department of Transport, 2015).
  • Between 2006 and 2016 over 2,474 people were involved in road trauma in Moonee Valley, with 28 people killed, 759 sustaining serious injuries and 1,687 suffering other injuries (Transport Safety Strategy 2016–26).