Foot­path park­ing for Ade­laide

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The Ade­laide City Coun­cil will con­duct a nine-month trial to test the case for per­ma­nent foot­path park­ing for twowheeled mo­torised ve­hi­cles across the CBD. Coun­cil­lor David Slama, who pro­posed the trial, said he wanted to en­cour­age peo­ple to use the ef­fi­cient, low-emis­sions ve­hi­cles in the city to give it a more “cos­mopoli­tan feel”, and to help re­duce traf­fic con­ges­tion. Free, time-un­lim­ited park­ing spa­ces for scoot­ers and mo­tor­cy­cles are now opened on des­ig­nated Vic­to­ria Square and Light Square foot­paths – but just four spa­ces are cur­rently in use, with an­other 60 planned. Cr. Salma said the plan would re­duce traf­fic con­ges­tion and make it eas­ier for peo­ple to visit the city. It would also save ratepay­ers more than $100,000 mil­lion, be­cause sev­eral planned car parks would not now need to be con­structed. Foot­path park­ing for mo­tor­cy­cles has al­ways been a fea­ture of Mel­bourne CBD, but to date Syd­ney has flatly re­fused to trial such a scheme.

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