Swanston Street should have less cars

The Public Transport Users Association has made a submission into the City of Melbourne’s public consultation on the possible redevelopment of Swanston Street.

Of the options proposed for development, there is only one that is fully consistent with the prevailing uses of the street and with Council’s liveability objectives, and that is Option 6: Decreased motor vehicle access. This option is endorsed by the PTUA as it would overcome 18 years’ worth of flawed design compromises to fulfil the original purpose of the 1991 Council decision: to create a ‘transit mall’ following the example of notable European boulevards such as Zurich’s Bahnhofstrasse or Göteborg’s Avenyn.

Read the full submission here