Nice comprehensive post melburn21. Hope it goes ahead, as it will really start the regeneration of the north bank.
at grade crossing only over wurujuri...pathetic non solution...what world do planners live in in Melbourne? Disaster for the massive and important six lane major urban connector to be brought to a screeching halt for what might be a lone pedestrian.Im not sure if we ever had a specific thread for this... I couldn't find it if we did...
So what should they be doing then??^^ What do you suggest? An ugly sky-bridge?
Six lane urban connectors shouldn't be slicing through such important urban areas in the first place.
Sink the road a bit and build pedestrian bridges/decks over it.So what should they be doing then??
HenryX = smartSink the road a bit and build pedestrian bridges/decks over it.
Its one thing disagreeing, and its another thing just completely removing cars altogether and being ignorant about it. Sure public transport brings in a certain type of people, but thats about itOh Skyrise.. so quick to fall back on the insults, overstatements and get all defensive when someone disagrees with you. Public transport brings people and money into the city too.
You're a precious little cupcake.
Restrict vehicle access doesn't mean get rid of cars altogether. They can keep two lanes, or four lanes, but I maintain that a six lane urban connector ideally should not be required there.Its one thing disagreeing, and its another thing just completely removing cars altogether and being ignorant about it. Sure public transport brings in a certain type of people, but thats about it
Every pedestrian already is; the Melbourne Main Sewer runs right under this intersection!What pedestrian would want to cross that sewer?
only issue with that is FB and the MMR2 project are a good 20 years from being any semblance of reality.Restrict vehicle access doesn't mean get rid of cars altogether. They can keep two lanes, or four lanes, but I maintain that a six lane urban connector ideally should not be required there.
That part of wurundjeri way is busiest during peak hour with commuters over the Westgate added to Montague Street traffic from the south. Take a lane out each way, build the MMR2 or do any number of things that could be done to improve the PT commuting services from the west. Add to that the planned lightrail bridge to fishermans bend and you'll have a more balanced core and better result for PT users, cars and pedestrians.
The suggestion of HenryX is good also.
Thats not true. In fact, quite the opposite is true.You take the cars out of the city and you take people out of it as well.
The W way should be isolated from all at grade intersections for it's entire length starting after big **** up knot on the south side of the river and after the bridgeSink the road a bit and build pedestrian bridges/decks over it.
$400M Project approved for Melbourne's north bank
Herald Sun | 7 February 2017
A $450 MILLION Yarra River redevelopment has won Melbourne city council approval for a higher proposed tower. Developer Riverlee's transformation of the Northbank area will result in historic Goods Shed No.5 becoming a function hall, with a 17-storey hotel and apartment tower behind it.
The hotel will have 231 rooms and 182 apartments will be located on levels 8-17. A city council report said although the tower would be bigger than first planned, the degree of overshadowing was consistent with the already approved development
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