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Australia: Removed Sydney rainbow crossing to be replaced with permanent installation

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  1. Midnighter 29 May 2013, 5:39pm

    I’m glad they are listing to local opinion but it sounds like this might end up being a bit of a cop out. I hope not.

    Given the strength of public feeling it seems only right that public servants correct what was widely seen as a heavy handed action to remove the crossing in the first place.

    I am unclear how it was ever an issue of public safety, or how this compromise addresses that issue. There was talk of certain “behaviour” raising alarm bells from the minister responsible for removing it (apparently against the Mayor’s wishes and at considerable cost) but the case for removal was all very vague.

    1. Midnighter 29 May 2013, 5:40pm


  2. Neon Genesis 30 May 2013, 6:51am

    It seems a bit strange to me that they’re concerned about safety yet they want a temporary outline for a rainbow crossing for people to have to color in periodically. Wouldn’t that be more dangerous to have people keep going out in the road to color it in than to just have a permanent crossing?

  3. Duncan Gay? Really?

    1. Midnighter 30 May 2013, 4:53pm

      Yep. Don’t read anything into that – he was the one who had it removed in the first place against overwhelming opposition ;-)

    2. By name. Fortunately not by nature.

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