What is the Living Streets Program?

The Program aims to work with residents to develop a design that can create great local streets for the future. The attached pamphlet provides further information on the aims of the Program. Where the survey reveals a level of support, Council staff will then work with interested residents to indetify local opportunities for changes. Once a design can be agreed with residents the living streets will then be presented to the Council for future budget consideration and prioritisation. 

Why are we doing engagement and why your street was chosen?

The City of Unley is committed to making our local streets safer, greener and more accessible across the City. The Councils Community Plan 2033, and supporting strategies highlight the important role local streets can play in the quality of life for residents across Unley. 

In 2018, the Council identified of 24 key local streets across Unley for consideration as possible ‘Shared Streets’. These type of streets encourage pedestrians, cyclist and motorist to safely share the streets through a series of design interventions. Further analysis of walking and cycling routes, currently traffic trends, community concerns and neighbourhood context resulted in a short list of 9 local streets. 

The key design principles for creating shared spaces, help reduce vehicle speeds, remove physical barriers separating street users and avoids traditional conventional traffic measures by instead using clever design initiatives to help slow vehicle behavior. 
 
From the level of community support and assessment of most beneficial outcome for the neighbourhood, up to 2 of the 9 streets will be further developed with affected local residents. The final designs will then be put forward for Council consideration and are dependent on the expected cost and greater benefit for community. 

What happens next?

Based on the feedback and a level of community support from engagement and assessment of most beneficial outcome for the neighbourhood, up to 2 of the 9 streets will be further developed with local residents. Once a design can be agreed with residents the living streets will then be presented to the Council for future budget consideration and prioritisation. 

How you can get involved?

Share your thoughts through the survey on how we can create a more shared street environment online at haveyoursay.unley.sa.gov.au/living-streets by Feb 26 2019.

We want to work together with locals to change the way we use our streets with a community based approach. Streets and public spaces are most successful when community have the opportunity to influence decisions about them. This is why we are seeking locals help in the design process to transform neighbourhoods across our city.