Republic of Moreland

January 7, 2007

Sydney Road to become boulevard?

Filed under: Brunswick,cafes & pubs,Coburg,politics,Sydney Road — Kath @ 1:46 pm

The Age reported this morning that there are plans to make a huge stretch of Sydney Road, from the Parkville border right up to Bell Street, one giant boulevard-mall:

In his first speech as mayor in December, Cr O’Brien outlined the virtues of the new car-free mall. “Visualise in your mind these surroundings,” he said.

“Off Bell Street your journey commences by parking at the rear of the shopping strip. You take a leisurely walk, bike or tram journey down Sydney Road amongst a canopy of trees stretching as long as the eye can see, with widened and paved footpaths, observing a relaxed community sitting around coffee tables chatting … in a calming environment. (more…)

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