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Strange plans to block streets

I have recently read about Sydney Council ’s proposed traffic plans throughout Erskineville, Newtown, Darlington and Chippendale but was unable to attend the recent community meeting writes J Sams in this letter to in the South Sydney Herald in November 2009.

A lot of the proposed changes seem very beneficial to residents in those areas, however the proposed blocking of Shepherd Street at Abercrombie Street, Darlington, seems rather strange.

Abercrombie Street is left turn only at Cleveland Street and as some Darlington residents already know, the University of Sydney has already proposed to block Butlin Ave/Codrington Street to cars, as part of its Campus 2020 Draft Masterplan.

If both of these changes go ahead, it seems we will forced to drive more circuitous routes to travel out of our suburb because Council will have blocked off the most practical ones.

J. Sams