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Tentative support for Sunday ban on cars in the inner CBD

An idea to ban cars from Melbourne’s CBD on Sundays has been floated, with tentative support from the Committee of Melbourne.

Melbourne City Councillor Richard Foster proposed a trial ban on cars in the Hoddle Street grid, which is bounded by Flinders, Spring, and Lonsdale streets and Queen Victoria Market.

The Committee of Melbourne CEO, Kate Roffey, told Neil Mitchell reducing the focus on cars in the inner grid is a good idea.

‘I don’t think you can realistically close it down entirely to vehicles,’ she said on Tuesday.

Ms Roffey said her preference is to investigate driverless vehicles as transport options.

‘In around 20-30 years, this will be commonplace,’ she said.

But Premier Daniel Andrews earlier trashed the idea as ‘ridiculous’ when speaking with Neil.

‘Only people who live very close to the city and perhaps don’t drive a car could come up with that,’ he said.

LISTEN: Committee for Melbourne CEO Kate Roffey speaks to Neil Mitchell