On Wednesday we drew attention to the Department of Land and Property Services building plans for 2011.
Many wags leapt upon the Alinga Street plans and questioned what the difference was between the artist’s depiction of the improvements (above) and the provided “before” shot.
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It’s even got the same dude crossing the road!
This morning the Chiefly Stanhope has explained to the dullards the subtle and yet important improvements.
A major $1.8 million upgrade to a busy section of Alinga Street in Canberra City will make it a much better place for pedestrians, cyclists and buses, Chief Minister Jon Stanhope said today.
“The stretch of Alinga Street, between Marcus Clark Street and West Row is a much-used area but is narrow, congested and unsuitable for the high level of pedestrian activity that now exists between the ANU student housing in City West and the retail area in City East,” Mr Stanhope said.
“This project will remodel the southern side of Alinga Street, providing clear pavement for pedestrians, bike racks, seats and bus shelters.
“By the time of its scheduled finish in August, it will complete an important pedestrian link between City West and the City Interchange and retail precinct.”
So we can all relax.