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Cycling & Walking Tram Stop Pedestrian Safety Confusing tram super stop to be changed ABC.net.au/news 10.8.12 Community Safety

However, the chief executive officer of Bicycle Victoria, Harry Barber, believes the (tram) stops work well as they are.

Confusing tram super stop to be changed

Updated Fri 10 Aug 2012, 2:04pm AEST
It is less than a year old, but the super tram stop on Swanston Street outside Melbourne's State Library is poised for a make over.
The super stop has confused pedestrians and cyclists who are supposed to be sharing the space.
Lord Mayor Robert Doyle says some changes should improve the situation.
"So we're going to make just a couple of little tweaks to the design, particularly around where we put the blue stone, and where we put the stone that looks like a pedestrian crossing," he said.
"We've found that a small change in that design at Bourke Street and Collins Street works much better to keep cyclists and pedestrians separated and therefore both groups safe."
However, the chief executive officer of Bicycle Victoria, Harry Barber, believes the stops work well as they are.
"Our office is on Swanston Street now so I've taken gaps in my day to watch it and I haven't seen people behaving badly," he said.
"But the pedestrians are clearly not aware that it's a road, and that's part of the education I think."
First posted Fri 10 Aug 2012, 1:18pm AEST

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-08-10/confusing-tram-super-stop-to-be-changed/4190804

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