Where is the infrastructure in the town?
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