Where is the in­fra­struc­ture in the town?

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

As re­cent visi­tors to Port Dou­glas we loved Four Mile Beach but couldn’t be­lieve the lack of tourist in­fra­struc­ture in the town cen­tre. In a busy pedes­trian precinct like Macrossan Street why are there no pedes­trian cross­ings? We saw a Ger­man fam­ily of four on push­bikes al­most skit­tled at the high­way/Macrossan street in­ter­sec­tion. Why are there no pedes­trian cross­ings on the high­way de­spite tourist de­vel­op­ments on all the cross streets? No where in the Western world are pedes­tri­ans forced to share the road with cars due to the lack of foot­paths just one street back from the town cen­tre. How lu­di­crous that it’s the shop­keep­ers of Macrossan Street that pro­vide the ma­jor­ity of foot­path light­ing on the way home from din­ner. And to top it off, the traf­fic jams on Sun­day due to lack of cross­ings or pedes­trian con­trol from Wharf Street across to the Park for the fan­tas­tic mar­ket. Dur­ing our two-week stay we no­ticed that the ma­jor­ity of tourists were ei­ther young cou­ples with fam­i­lies, se­nior cit­i­zens, or over­seas visi­tors, all sec­tions of the pub­lic that rely on safety and se­cu­rity to fully en­joy their stay. Wake up Port Dou­glas - if you want to be

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