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Melbourne’s laneways – the epitome of style and sophistication

Melbourne's laneways - the epitome of style and sophistication

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By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

5 replies on “Melbourne’s laneways – the epitome of style and sophistication”

I work on Degraves St. and I know people often do #1 and sometimes #2 in the alley just off of Degraves St. (Degraves Pl?) as well as littering it with countless cigarette butts. There is a camera mounted on the back of a building there but this does not seem to deter people from relieveing themselves there. When someone is in need of a leak and they are drunk almost any alley, rubbish bin, or secluded doorway will do. This is probably true for most inner city areas in the world.

I hardly find it a wonder that the alleyways are covered in piss. The city is frequently full of people at night, while they are drinking. Yet public toilets are next to no where to be found. The few public toilets that do still exist in the CBD are locked by about 9pm.

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