Melbourne welcomes upgraded tram stops
People living in residential property in Melbourne should now have better access to the city's tram network, as two upgraded stops have been opened.
The easy access facilities have been constructed on Macarthur Street between St Andrews Place and Spring Street, which is especially busy with pedestrians.
It is hoped that the design of the stops will make tram travel safer for vulnerable groups, including those with disabilities, the elderly, people with mobility aids and parents with prams.
"Easy access tram stops are located on the side of the road. The road pavement is raised to allow passengers level access from the footpath waiting area across the road to the tram," highlighted public transport minister Terry Mulder.
Passengers will be able to embark a tram with the use of a kerbside stop, with anyone waiting for the transport able to hail a tram and cross the footpath when it comes to a stop.
The construction has been completed with as little disruption to other road users as possible, with cyclists, motorists and bicycles able to travel over the stops.
However, everyone travelling through the area is reminded to obey the rules for sharing the road with trams.
Melbourne cyclists were recently given a new route for travelling around the city over the Peninsula Link freeway.