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During December 2019 Yarra Trams and the City of Melbourne completed a whirlwind of work to upgrade William Street through the Melbourne CBD. But it isn’t just buses that they forgot when building the new tram stops and bike lanes – they’ve screwed up the pedestrian crossings.
Pedestrian crossings at major intersections have been widened.
But a few days later, half of the new crossing at the corner of William and Little Lonsdale Steet was fenced off.
As was half of the pedestrian crossing at the corner of William and Little Bourke Street.
So what gives?
Meanwhile on the other side of Melbourne
Back in September 2018 a new platform stop was installed on route 96 at Nicholson and Gertrude Street.
But soon after, the pedestrian crossing was fenced off.
Hey @yarratrams, what’s the deal with the blocked off pedestrian crossing across half of Nicholson Street. It’s at Stop 11 Gertrude/Nicholson Street. It’s been closed for months now, prevents access to @StVincentsMelb. @rwynnemp pic.twitter.com/Ix7RHYm3kr
— BT (@Br_Tr) November 9, 2019
With Yarra Trams providing the response when the problem was raised in November 2019.
Good afternoon, this pedestrian crossing has been closed due to issues with the gradient of the slope posing a safety hazard for pedestrians. We are working with the local council to implement a solution. Thank you for your patience and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.
— Yarra Trams (@yarratrams) November 9, 2019
With rectification work completed between November 25 and December 13.
Last year Public Transport Victoria (PTV) and Yarra Trams installed new platform stops along Route 96 on Nicholson Street between Victoria Parade, Carlton and Rose Street, Fitzroy.
To finish our upgrades, we need to improve the accessibility of south east pedestrian ramp at Stop 11, by modifying the levels of the road as well as the footpath, kerb and ramp.
The design standards for pedestrian crossings are well documented – so how did Yarra Trams manage to make the same mistake again on William Street?
And another flaw
There is also another flaw in the widened pedestrian crossings – there is no kerb cut in the middle of the crossing.
This caught out someone at William and Little Bourke Street the other day – crossing the road in the middle of a pack of pedestrians, they missed the trip hazard, and faceplanted into the bluestone paving.
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