Monday, December 01, 2008

More from the Pedshed Series: Pedestrian and transit access around intersections

The areas around intersections are hotly contested on the road network. Frequently public transport comes off second best, with bus stops and pedestrian crossings planned or moved mid-block to add more lanes or room for turning cars.

The video below looks at the corner of Springvale Rd and Wells Rd in Chelsea Heights. This intersection is 30 kilometres south of Melbourne at the start of one of Melbourne's busiest roads. Topics covered include provision of footpaths, traffic lights versus roundabouts, location of bus stops and access to major trip and job generators.

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2 Comments:

Blogger RVB said...

It doesn't look particularly pedestrian or cyclist friendly. I'd expect nothing less.

9:09 am  
Anonymous Craig said...

"Now where would passengers getting off the bus be most likely to go..........Chelsea Hotel or a liquor store" - ROFL that summaries a large sub-section suburban public transport users well.

I can remember 5 years ago before the Hotel and Mitre 10 were built, when there was no footpath at all and the bus stop was just an unsealed shoulder...fun & games trying to cross that slip road too...

8:25 pm  

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