Hindley Street Footpath Project

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Project Information

The purpose of the trial was to address safety and amenity issues by increasing the walkable space through selected areas of the street. The approach was to widen the footpath in some areas and alleviate ‘pinch points’ along the street.

We asked stakeholders along the street (someone who lives, does business or owns property on the street) to provide feedback on the trial. 


Background

Three temporary footpath extension areas were identified in consultation with associated businesses and SAPOL. These footpath extensions saw congested outdoor dining furniture move off the footpaths into extended on-street areas. Each of these areas was edged with planter boxes to provide safety from passing traffic and to contribute an element of on-street greening with low-level plants.


Project Information

The purpose of the trial was to address safety and amenity issues by increasing the walkable space through selected areas of the street. The approach was to widen the footpath in some areas and alleviate ‘pinch points’ along the street.

We asked stakeholders along the street (someone who lives, does business or owns property on the street) to provide feedback on the trial. 


Background

Three temporary footpath extension areas were identified in consultation with associated businesses and SAPOL. These footpath extensions saw congested outdoor dining furniture move off the footpaths into extended on-street areas. Each of these areas was edged with planter boxes to provide safety from passing traffic and to contribute an element of on-street greening with low-level plants.

Guestbook - Hindley Street Stakeholders

This guestbook is for stakeholders only to provide comment (stakeholders are all those who live, do business or own property on the street).

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I work as a performer/contractor on Hindley street and I think this is a great idea to increase capacity to manage crowds safely for big events and weekends.

kaelee 9 months ago

I have already written some feedback, but then you asked for my password which I went to trouble to determine. In the meantime what I wrote has been lost by your system.

TomWilson over 1 year ago

The RedRobin Cafe owner has sold their lease. The new owner is renovating the space as a late night bar. This negates this permit request and upon this basis it should be rejected and the new owner to submit their own application.
Either way, parking for business is severely limited on Hindley Street during working hours and I'm not sure Hindley Street is the best location for footpath bars.

AnnCollins almost 2 years ago

As a long time business owner on Hindley St the impact of the Red Robin footpath extension is negative.
Three ticketed Carparks have been lost, not two as promoted. This then puts pressure on the existing loading zones. As a business that relies upon daily deliveries this is a problem . Our couriers are more frustrated than ever with their inability to do their job in a timely manner.
This initiative by the council is only aimed at alleviating the congestion and pinch points for the night time trade.
Yet again the validity of the Hindley Street day time economy is being ignored.
All 6 metered car parks were inactive for three full days of trading as the parklet was being installed. At our busiest time of year we watched customers pull up outside of our shop and then drive away because they were unable to park.
We were told that the installation would occur early in the morning and not during trading hours. Parking restrictions stayed in place for 3 full days with no obvious work being done on the final day.
Last Friday afternoon a three price fully amplified band were engaged to perform from 2-3 pm.
At that time in the afternoon the street is empty. The volume of the band encouraged the Woolshed to increase their volume of their outside music.
We, in turn, shut our doors and turned our in store music off so we could engage with our customers both in person and on the telephone.
Parklets have been trialled before and failed. Why are the council doing it again?

Jason Lake over 2 years ago