anthonyo wrote: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.
Elizabeth Street is another street where motor vehicles hog the space. The tram stop opposite Melbourne Central Train Station hasn't enough room to even get to a waiting tram through the crowds of Uni students waiting for a 19 or 59 to catch a 57. The other tram stop where people get off the tram to go to Melbourne Central, the room between the barrier and the tram is only one person wide. There is no place for people who want to catch the tram to wait until people get off. Consequently, people who get off dash across the road against the lights to allow room or to feel safer as oitherwise they would have to judge a spot to wait between fast cars and trams while being jostled by other people trying to find a safe spot too. It is not a 40 Km speed limit here as Vic Roads has deemed it a low pedestrian area. Cyclists have to contend with this mayhem. The whole situation is a cluster f**k.
The Greens have long proposed that Elizabeth St be mad into a mall, or at least adjusted to provide for people rather than cars.