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Narrow roads, speed limits slashed: Radical plans to drive cars out of CBD

CBD roads will be narrowed and speed limits slashed if a radical vision to drive cars out of the city goes ahead.

The measures have been flagged by the City of Melbourne in a bid to encourage pedestrians and cyclists.

Suggested changes include narrowing roads to a single lane each way, and speed limits slashed to 30km/h.

“We’re trying to turn Melbourne into Copenhagen.”
– Ross Stevenson

Ben Rossiter from Victoria Walks told Ross and John that Melbourne is fast becoming a pedestrian city without being ready for it.

He said 90 per cent of trips are on foot, and that was causing congestion issues.

“We’ve got over-crowding right across the city,” he said.

“People can’t even get out of the stations at Flinders Street and Southern Cross and at tram stops to move around the city.”

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Lord Mayor Sally Capp detailed her plan on 3AW Mornings.

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