barefoot wrote:For motorists, Princes Bridge is like the pipe that fills the cistern of a toilet.
The 3-lane wide bit across the front of Flinders Street Station, right up to the Flinders St intersection, is the cistern itself.
The cistern fills up, then sits idle, waiting for the green light flush. Then most of the cars stored in the cistern get released, allowing more cars to flow through the pipe and re-fill the cistern where they can wait for the next flush.
If you reduce the size of the fill pipe, it will take a bit longer for the cistern to fill. Then the full cistern will still sit for a little while before the flush.
Some motorists are concerned that the current flush is inadequate to clear their motions, and that the sewer is blocked. And therefore, they violently oppose the plan to reduce the size of the fill pipe. What they don't understand is that the size of the cistern fill pipe has nothing, nada, zero to do with their problems.
wagger wrote:To ask the question, from someone who genuinely doesn't know and has never ridden Princes bridge in peakhour, why do they not lower the existing bike lane next to the pedestrians (that is sh!t currently)
Ie. take out the part of the footpath that pedestrians wrongly walk on ( the section marked for bikes) and make this level with the road and just make it a wider onroad bike lane?
There would still be plenty of path for pedestrians?
Cost? All Too hard?
Riddley wrote:That is a brilliant photo, and shows exactly the problem with having cars in the city. How much space does each car driver require and get, compared to the space given to the tram passengers. This is why Princes Bridge requires restructuring to allow enough room for pedestrians, cyclists and trams.
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