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Get rid of Brunswick St mall in Brisbane?
thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
9938 posts
Recreating Brunswick Street Mall as a two-lane road is one of the proposals being considered by lord mayor Graham Quirk as part of his plan to “fix” Fortitude Valley.

Read more: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/drive-to-open-brunswick-street-mall-to-traffic-20120724-22mzo.html#ixzz21bAskiKO


Looks like they've decided the mall there is no good, and they're looking at other options.

The poll on the site asks readers:

Do you think Brunswick Street Mall should be opened to traffic?
Yes - but one slow lane only
Yes - one lane of traffic each way
Yes - but only during the day, and closed to cars at night
No, it should remain closed to cars


What do you think?

I can tell you my opinion; it isn't the mall itself that is a problem, it's some of the regulars that spend a lot of time there.

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skythra
Brisbane, Queensland
5851 posts
I don't understand the problem, and i'd say 70% of the votes do not. I neither work there, or need to drive through there. So my only concern is the very few times i'm there for dinner, if i want cars passing by.

I voted no.
12:49pm 25/07/12 Permalink
dais
Brisbane, Queensland
9655 posts
No, it should remain closed to cars
12:52pm 25/07/12 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
16998 posts
yeah i don't see how cars driving through it would have any possitive impact.. on anything?
12:52pm 25/07/12 Permalink
Dazhel
Gold Coast, Queensland
5107 posts
where's the 'build a tunnel under the mall' option?
12:52pm 25/07/12 Permalink
skythra
Brisbane, Queensland
5852 posts
where's the 'build a tunnel under the mall' option?

Build a network of tunnels with subway trams running through.
12:53pm 25/07/12 Permalink
thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
9939 posts
where's the 'build a tunnel under the mall' option?


already done, check a map, the clem 7 goes directly under the mall
12:55pm 25/07/12 Permalink
Dazhel
Gold Coast, Queensland
5108 posts
already done, check a map, the clem 7 goes directly under the mall


Perfect! Tunnel from one end of the mall to the other, whack a set of traffic lights at the intersection of Brunswick St and the Clem 7, done! :D
01:00pm 25/07/12 Permalink
mission
Brisbane, Queensland
8580 posts
^ don't forget the $5 toll
01:01pm 25/07/12 Permalink
casa
Brisbane, Queensland
4689 posts

The mall closed to cars creates a heap of congestion due to Brisbane cities ongoing and famous amount of "one-way streets". No other city in AU, and probably the world has so many damn one-way streets. Turning it into anything other than
Yes - one lane of traffic each way
is a waste of time, else keep it closed.
01:04pm 25/07/12 Permalink
dais
Brisbane, Queensland
9656 posts
But where would they have the markets?
01:12pm 25/07/12 Permalink
groganus
Brisbane, Queensland
2399 posts
We have enough problems with drunks getting hit by cars in the valley and they want to create another road for drunks to stumble out on to... brilliant.
01:12pm 25/07/12 Permalink
TiT
Brisbane, Queensland
5014 posts
opening it up will be like the silly street at the gold coast where all the fully sic cars go by with broken exhausts + ppl who walk across the road without thinking...
01:14pm 25/07/12 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
17000 posts
that was my first reaction too casa, i wasn't sure if they were talking about 'fixing' the valley in terms of traffic or what

but the article seems to point out that the valley mall itself 'isn't working' for the shops around or something and they are looking at what they can do to the mall itself

still not sure how cars driving down it will help lol
01:23pm 25/07/12 Permalink
dais
Brisbane, Queensland
9657 posts
I don't want to have to go to the city to watch a good fight at 3am on a Saturday.

Though in all my years I think I've only seen one fight in the mall and it was pathetic.
01:26pm 25/07/12 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
8130 posts

No, it should remain closed to cars


Part of the Valley's appeal is the melting pot that is the mall. See you Saturday night (well the Cabaret club anyway).
01:29pm 25/07/12 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
19011 posts
the mall is good and has been cleaned up heaps in the last 10 years. opening it to cars would be a step back imo
01:37pm 25/07/12 Permalink
mission
Brisbane, Queensland
8581 posts
A bit off topic... but what happened to that gaming place that opened in the mall (I think it was the mall) - is it still there?
02:06pm 25/07/12 Permalink
demon
Brisbane, Queensland
6902 posts
greedy property owners don't get enough loot from "beer barns" so they want to move the suits in. suits have the phat loots.

offices & businesses instead of concerts & gigs... just what brisbane needs.
03:10pm 25/07/12 Permalink
TufNuT
I like eel pie
Brisbane, Queensland
3933 posts
wait wouldn't this cost money? i thought we don't have any money.. at least that's what they keep saying slashing programs that dont really cost that much..
03:46pm 25/07/12 Permalink
Reverend Evil
Wynnum, Queensland
20737 posts
Why the hell would they get rid of it?That would be like doing the same thing to Queen St Mall.
03:51pm 25/07/12 Permalink
Strik3r
Brisbane, Queensland
2094 posts
A bit off topic... but what happened to that gaming place that opened in the mall (I think it was the mall) - is it still there?


Elysium

Yes its still there.
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