New look for Stewart Street
Monday 12 February 2018
After safety concerns had been expressed and based on community consultation, a Local Area Place Making (LAPM) streetscape project was proposed: to improve and transform Stewart Street, Richmond into a shared zone.
With the aim of creating a more pleasant place for the community, we focussed on encouraging lower vehicle speeds, improving pedestrian safety and access to Richmond Station and beautifying/greenifying the street.
The project was granted funding from the TAC's innovations grant program.
This precinct now includes traffic calming devices at both ends of the street, road pavement paint, a lightweight mesh feature wall to accommodate creeping vines, tree planting and groundcover plants.
The road painting is inspired by the ranking insignias used on Australian army uniforms during World War One which were produced at the nearby Australian Knitting Mills (AKM factory).
Five additional bike parking hoops have been installed to promote cycling to the station and an additional three benches will be installed in the spaces in the garden bed at a later date.
This has created a positive outcome for the area with additional green space and vibrant colours.
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