St Georges Terrace to get $11m upgrade

The number of traffic lanes on a section of St Georges Terrace will be cut to four as part of an $11.4 million upgrade.


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Mmmmm reducing traffic from 6 lanes to 4 lanes. And what about the buses and bus stops - during peak hours it's virtually a bus lane.... which then essentially leave 1 lane for cars.... DURING PEAK HOUR! Brilliant 21st Century thinking! $11m cost too?? Someone is laughing..... Can think of better ways for the Council to spend it's money than on frustrating the city business district.

Its about time this happened. I have lived in Perth for seven years and love it. This new infrastructure will make Perth appealable to visitors from over East and overseas. The only problem is that they have overlooked the parking problem. When I arrived here it was easy to find parking now its a nightmare. Perhaps Level 1 of the underused and eyesore of the convention centre could be converted for more parking at a cheaper rate and bays leased to the big corporates for a period of time.

Pedestrian links over and under should be examined, including extending Trinity Arcade as an overpass. Dedicating the outer lanes to buses and taxis in peak hrs is a good idea, especially if it reduces to two traffic lanes each way to widen the footpaths. Don't know who'll be dining on the footpaths though. Hold on to your serviette.

This is absolutely ridiculous. Have they ever even seen the traffic in Perth city at peak hour, I've been stuck on that stretch of road for upto half an hour before. Where are all of those cars going to go once they remove another lane. It's not like Perth is getting smaller, this is backwards thinking if you ask me.

This is wrong, wrong, wrong. Whilst all of the other non-European cities are creating bus lanes we are narrowing our roads and eliminating bus lanes resulting in traffic mixing with buses, creating an Indian effect where only the poor will catch buses because it is just as quick to drive. Look at William Street... 4 lanes into the City being reduced to 1 - again no bus lane. It now takes so much longer to get into the City by bus from the north east that many more people are now driving. Lisa Scaffidi and the City of Perth think they live in a European village when in reality Perth is one of the largest cities on the Indian Ocean Rim. Orchard Road, Singapore 6-8 lanes and it is very pedestrian friendly! The City worked best when the bus terminuses were on the Terrace and Barrack St. The streets and particularly the Terrace was vibrant as workers waited or hopped off buses. The Busport killed that and took everyone away to a dangerous bus facility that is not conducive to night use. The same happened to Wellington Street when the Wellington St bus station was built and Wellington Street has never recovered. No wonder the State Government and everyone else wants to move out of the CBD because public transport into, out of and around is just getting worse.

This is generally a good amenity idea to widen verges and medians with the addition of trees. The reason of Alfresco dining may be interesting. Extra parking is not the answer and is uneconomic to construct and outrageous daily cost. Given the traffic problem which will be increased and Hay & Murray being malled it appears most sensible to ensure Wellington becomes a better public transport route with the CBD CAT service linking to dedicated services in Subiaco & Vic Park or preferably the Knowledge Light Rail .....UWA to QE2 to Subi to CBD to Vic Pk to Curtin Uni to Canning Bridge (rail Stn) being commissioned immediately....$300-350m is a bargain and easy. If we want to try hard at bringing in aspects of Melbourne we need their trams to get office workers and students in and out of the CBD asap.

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