Google lists 8 tram stops in Latrobe St. However, to the south there is
Lonsdale st. Suggest that Latrobe St be closed to all traffic except
trams, bicycles and pedestrians, and delivery vehicles. With the rest
of the vehicular traffic gone, there will be little need for traffic
control personnel. And with the other traffic gone, all the stops could
be dealt with at the same time. With sensible post intersection new
stops, the existing stops could continue in use until the work is
completed. Post intersection means that traffic priority would be
easier to install, no need to guess how long a tram would remain at a
stop before the intersection. The only area of conflict between the
work site and the trams is the platform edge. Precast edges, glued to
the roadway will make it easy to separate the two and let the rest of
the stops be completed while the tram swishes past.
On 4/05/2022 2:28 pm, Matthew Geier wrote:
> On 4/5/22 13:54, Mark Skinner wrote:
>> That's over $10m for a tram stop.
>> That would get you a four bedroom house on a good block in an
>> exclusive suburb.
>> Even if I squint, I can't see the amount of work in building a tram
>> stop as being anywhere near that of an up market 4 bedroom home.
> Half that will go to traffic control (the building site is in the
> middle of a main road!) and project management. Actual work by trades
> people will make up a small part of the total package.
> The CESLR in Sydney kept about 3 generations of Irish backpackers in
> traffic control work. :-)