Planning application at 614-666 Flinders Street Docklands VIC 3008
May 5, 2017, 1:39 a.m.
We live on Siddeley Street behind next to WTC. With the closure of the end of Siddeley Street to traffic and pedestrians whilst development of that site has been progressing, the closure of the crossing at Flinders Street West Tram Stop has left only the crossing at Flinders St under the rail bridge. Pedestrians are constantly running the slip lane from Clarendon onto Flinders to avoid waiting for the pedestrian light, they are crossing through the roundabout on Siddeley Street and simply showing no regard for traffic or caution. This hasn’t been a problem in the past 6 years but with all the restricted access someone is going to get hurt or worse killed. All this development is supposed to increase the livability of our city yet by removing a pedestrian bridge that has so much benefit to those working and living in the area and has constantly been used seems nothing but counter productive and simply in the best view of the developers not those expected to pay their rates and live in this City. We implore you to rethink this terrible decision before someone gets hurt and the livability of our area further reduced and we have nowhere to safely cross with our children or reach the city without crossing main intersections due to no pedestrian access. I strongly object to the demolition of this pedestrian bridge.
From Carla Jamieson to local councillor Hon Robert Doyle