New drive to make capital city car-free
A proposal to ban cars from the CBD is being considered by the City of Melbourne.
“Every hour during the morning peak, 15,000 pedestrians cross the Spencer and Collins Street intersection outside Southern Cross Station, which is five times the number of people in cars, yet cars are given twice the amount of time as pedestrians to pass through,” Councillor Nicholas Frances Gilley said.
Hundreds of cities around the world ban cars from certain precincts. Do you think all Australian capital cities should follow suit and prioritise pedestrians in heavily congested CBD streets?