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BRIDGES TO PARKS
 
 

ACHIEVEMENT: 10 street level ‘bridges’ have been built around pedestrian crossings to make stronger visual links between residential areas and parkland. These bridges enhance pedestrian safety and allow people to reach the parks more safely and easily.

TARGET DATE: June 2005 PROGRESS: Some.

DESCRIPTION: Street level ‘bridges’ are connections with natural areas that provide a visual and metaphoric 'bridge' between people and parks. These bridges enhance pedestrian safety and allow people to reach the parks more safely and easily.

A program of increasing and improving green open spaces is ongoing. I will provide more details in the future.

The adoption of Growing Green endorses the principle that under-used roadways and other hard surface areas will be gradually considered for development as green links and open space that in some instances will provide a 'bridge to a park' as described here.

A bridge between Birrarung Marr and Alexandra Gardens was announced by the State Government following work done with Melbourne City Council.

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23 April 2017: Only those who decline to scramble up the career ladder are interesting as human beings. Nothing is more boring than a man with a career: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918 -1956.

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