New travel patterns
Transport is helping realise Plan Melbourne and other key land use strategies by planning a system that facilitates new travel patterns and connects more people with more jobs in more locations.
People movement patterns and needs are complex and diverse, with changes in demographics and lifestyle influencing where, when and how we travel.
As jobs and services are dispersed throughout the community and move closer to where people live, the nature of travel will be transformed, with a reduction in the distance of journeys and a change in travel behaviour.
What this means
When work and services become more localised, people will take fewer, shorter trips at different times and by different modes.
By expanding the destinations people can access through multiple modes, we will support the realisation of 20-minute neighbourhoods.
Public and active transport, as well as shared vehicle occupancy, will help support vibrant locations and busy corridors. We’re getting on with this by introducing 100 kilometres of new, pop-up active transport links.