On 19/11/2021 11:28, timmy1041 wrote:
> What a complete joke this has become,one simple solution here IMHO only.Close off the area completely both sides,tell the vehicle lobby to shut up,go up to Bourke & Spencer take a couple of photos,and go backto the site with some excavators and look at the pics and say this i what we are doing now go and do it.Only thing extra needed is a terminating siding on either side for late running/terminating/defective cars and BAM!!! there it is a full pedestrian plaza with new paving etc etc and 110% more flexibility for the tram network,job done (NB; I would go all the way to Collins st),
The RACV (the vehicle lobby?) suggested closing Elizabeth St all the way to Bourke St.
There are a couple of issues with full closure:
1. There are several multi storey car parks that are accessed via Flinders Lane - if you close the northbound lane in Elizabeth St the access is either via a right turn from the southbound lane in Elizabeth St or entry to Flinders Lane at Russell St!
2. The roadway either side of the tram tracks sits directly on top of a pair of very large drains - where the old creek ran in the early days.
The attached pic from facebook shows how close they are to road level.
Mal Rowe - still hoping for better.