Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Pedestrian Safety Lighting Melbourne CBD Lord Mayor Robert Doyle seeks CBD hot spot clean up Herald Sun 30/9/13 Community Safety

Activity and people on the street, police presence and abundant lighting were the main factors that improved the perception of safety, the survey revealed.


Cr Doyle said a rise in anti-social incidents at the intersection of Elizabeth and Flinders streets was a worry.
“There is a proliferation of those 24-hour fast-food places so people with nothing to do in the city, who are stuck there at 3am or 4am, gravitate towards those places,” he said.

Cr Doyle said the solution was not necessarily more police patrols, but better lighting, CCTV cameras and urban design features such as wider footpaths, street furniture and trees.

(Let There Be LIGHT! Pete Dowe)





Lord Mayor Robert Doyle seeks CBD hot spot clean-up in safety concerns

Doyle seeks CBD hot spot clean-up
A view on Elizabeth Street near the corner of Flinders St. Picture: Hamish Blair Source: News Limited
MELBOURNE Lord Mayor Robert Doyle wants a CBD hot spot cleaned up as a survey reveals public perceptions of city safety have improved slightly.
Cr Doyle said a rise in anti-social incidents at the intersection of Elizabeth and Flinders streets was a worry.
“There is a proliferation of those 24-hour fast-food places so people with nothing to do in the city, who are stuck there at 3am or 4am, gravitate towards those places,” he said.
Cr Doyle said the solution was not necessarily more police patrols, but better lighting, CCTV cameras and urban design features such as wider footpaths, street furniture and trees.
The council also believes that extending the Elizabeth St tram line into Flinders St will help to improve the area.
Trams on the 19, 57 and 59 routes, which terminate at the intersection, will be disrupted until Thursday morning as new tracks are laid.
The foundations for new supershops on Elizabeth St, between La Trobe and Flinders, will also be constructed.
A city council survey shows people are feeling safer in the inner city but remain concerned about public drunkenness and aggressive behaviour.
About 87 per cent indicated that they felt safe in inner Melbourne, up from 84 per cent four years ago.
Areas such as Southbank, Federation Square, Docklands and Lygon St were considered the safest, while the King St nightclub precinct, laneways and Flinders St station were often rated as unsafe.
Cr Doyle welcomed the results of the City of Melbourne Perceptions of Safety Survey 2013, which involved responses from more than 1300 central city residents, traders and visitors to the CBD.
“The things we’ve put in place, whether it’s partnerships with police, CCTVs, the mega taxi ranks, the youth street teams — all of those things that we’ve done seem to be working to arrest what was a slide in perception of public safety,” he said.
“We’ve come a fair way from the sort of king-hits and alcohol-fuelled violence, the terrible assaults that we saw back in 2007 and 2008.”
Activity and people on the street, police presence and abundant lighting were the main factors that improved the perception of safety, the survey revealed.
Victoria Police Superintendent for the North West Metro Region, Rod Wilson, said police were working with the council and Salvation Army to reduce alcohol and drug-fuelled violence.
Only about 8 per cent of survey respondents mentioned security camera surveillance as having improved their perceptions of safety.

http://m.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/lord-mayor-robert-doyle-seeks-cbd-hot-spot-cleanup-in-safety-concerns/story-fni0fit3-1226729549909

http://petedoweroadsafetyadvocate.blogspot.com.au/2013/06/pedestrian-safety-walking-cctv-moreland.html


Comment by Pete Dowe

“We’ve come a fair way from the sort of king-hits and alcohol-fuelled violence, the terrible assaults that we saw back in 2007 and 2008.” said Lord Mayor Doyle

Keep going! Lord Mayor Robert Doyle in cleaning up anti-social behaviour and lighting up Melbourne CBD (Strife around corner, Herald Sun 30/9/13). 

But please say, 'one-punch' violence/ assault/ killing, Cr Doyle. One Punch is all it takes... You Tube
Do not use the vernacular 'king-hit'. 
It glorifies brutal assault unfit for a King, Queen, Lord Mayor or anybody else.

Pete Dowe
Road Safety Advocate
30/9/13
One Punch is all it takes... You Tube

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