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.