Ka­t­rina James

Time Out (Sydney) - - FUTURE SYDNEY -

Pho­tog­ra­pher and founder of web­site The Westies

What I would re­ally love to see is more con­nec­tion be­tween peo­ple. The av­er­age Syd­neysider spends al­most six hours a week com­mut­ing (if you live in West­ern Syd­ney it’s close to dou­ble that). What if in­stead of ‘quiet car­riages’ we had ‘talk­ing car­riages’ where each day there was a new ques­tion to stim­u­late de­bate and con­ver­sa­tion be­tween pas­sen­gers? What if we had a ‘mu­sic car­riage’? An ‘art car­riage’ where you could draw on the walls with­out fear of pun­ish­ment? New York and Lon­don have an awe­some pro­gram of buskers that makes each train trip so much more en­joy­able – Syd­ney could do with more places to play. Cre­at­ing a city that is con­nected is way more than its strength of free Wi-Fi.

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