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Street widening reduces pedestrian safety

By ALEC SMART Poorly-written signage, pitch-black footpaths after sunset, and construction work that nearby residents claim has almost ground to a halt, characterises a $2.1 million street widening and bridge strengthening operation at the interface between Camperdown and Annandale. The widening of Booth Street across Johnston Creek, Annandale, is annoying more than a few of […]

THE NAKED CITY: The ‘Jetsons’ Syndrome

The Jetsons began as an animated sitcom back in the early 60s - a kind of futuristic counterpart to The Flintstones presenting a fantastic world in which technology enriched almost every aspect of the daily experience. Robots, holograms, gadgetry galore and flying cars made life an absolute joy. Whilst there were minor inconveniences and some often […]

Newtown: King Street clearway moves trade away

BY WENDY BACON The NSW Government has backed down on its promise not to introduce clearways along Newtown’s King Street. Last week’s announcement by the government that weekend clearways would be introduced in King Street has upset many in the community. Clearways are designed to remove parking whilst speeding up traffic, but are known to […]

Congestion flows where Rosebery grows

BY ALEC SMART South Sydney residents fear they will face never-ending traffic jams and restricted parking when new high-rise housing developments, currently under construction, are finished. A massive urban regeneration program is underway in the adjoining suburbs of Rosebery, Zetland, Waterloo, and Alexandria, with additional development projects in the planning stage. Once finished, and included […]

George Street closure plunges city into traffic chaos

Workers in the CBD have been confronted by massive delays across the city as a result of the ongoing partial closure of George Street. The chaos came to a head on Monday morning (January 5) when some busses took over two hours to cross the Sydney Harbor Bridge The work is part of the South […]

Car sharing popularity raises parking concerns

By Sophie Trigger   The City of Sydney’s car share initiative could be increasing traffic and reducing parking in city suburbs, according to City of Sydney councilor Christine Forster. Share cars are an arrangement by which city dwellers can hire a car for a short period of time before returning it to one of many designated […]

Pedestrians a priority at Wellington Street

A new turning restriction will be introduced at Wellington St, Bondi, if a Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) proposal for vehicle and pedestrian safety is approved. RMS is advocating the banning of the right turn into and out of Wellington St from Bondi Rd to help control traffic movements at the busy intersection, with a […]