Walking behaviour threatens Melbourne's liveability

According to a recent Age article, Melbourne’s vibrant and bustling streets are now suffering from their own success as well as a decline the traditional etiquette of ‘keeping left’, amplified by new distractions such as smart phones.

Image credit: City of Melbourne

The City of Melbourne’s Share Our Streets program will kick it up a gear this week, with the introduction of actors ‘walking badly’ to educate walkers. “Actors with giant phones will wander the streets pretending not to pay attention to where they are going. Meanwhile cards will be handed out with tips, including advising cyclists to give way to pedestrians and for those on foot to walk to the left.”

For more information please refer to either The Age article or The City of Melbourne’s Share Our Streets.

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