Recently they’ve done some work on the streetscape in my local shopping centre, Centre Road in Bentleigh.
Now, I may not know much about road design, but I think this, at the taxi rank next to the station, is a bad layout.
Why? Because when the front taxi gets a fare, the others in the queue move up to the front. But they have to pull out into traffic to do so.
I’m all for planting trees and other objects in the road to break it up a bit, but this just seems silly. I suppose it’s possible it was a clumsy attempt at traffic calming, but I suspect it’s just sloppy planning.