Transport plan causing trading chaos
AS the proprietor of a handcraft shop ( The African Bazaar) I shudder to reveal that the ‘ redevelopment’ of Flinders Mall has cost us about half our annual income during this very difficult building period.
The Denham St ‘ entrance’ will not be completed for another six weeks and realistically the whole Mall will not be completed until July. In the meantime then there is no passing traffic and the mess with the bus system seems to be part of a plan to keep as many people away from the shopping area as possible.
To now expect commuters t o trudge from Sturt St down the full length of the Flinders St to see shops at that end is not exactly helpful. And even if they did venture down and buy a swag of goods they are then supposed to make their way to Walker St to leave. Apart from the infirm and elderly who need access to medical services available from Stokes St it seems Queensland Transport not only cares little for commuters but has given absolutely no thought to the commercial implications for traders trying to recover from a terrible year. HARRY MARTIN,
ANGRY: Harry Martin from The African Bazaar says the transport plan for Flinders St is adding to trader’s financial woes