Bridge Road, Richmond, Australia

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If you are available, you are invited to be involved in a video and photo event to demonstrate the inaccessible and narrow footpaths with many obstacles and the inaccessible tram stops on Bridge Road, Richmond when the footpath may be packed on Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 1:00pm. 

We will meet at The Vine Hotel, corner of Bridge Road and Church Street, Richmond at 1:00pm and then travel up the north side of Bridge Road on the footpath, ending at the corner of Bridge Road and Hoddle Street, Richmond.

There is a wheelchair accessible toilet at The Vine Hotel.

I made a video of the journey on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at approximately 10:00pm to avoid the many daytime pedestrians and as a quick test run while driving my large 3 wheel electric scooter. I started the video from the Richmond Shopping Plaza and ended the video at the corner of Bridge Road and Hoddle Street, Richmond 3121.

The video shows the narrow sections of the footpath and pole obstacles to pedestrians on the north side of Bridge Road between Church Street and Hoddle Street, Richmond 3121.

Hopefully, in the 2010 to 2011 Budget the City of Yarra can fund the reconstruction of the narrow sections of the footpath and the removal of all the large pole obstacles demonstrated in the video to make the north side of the Bridge Road footpath more accessible for everyone. 

Bridge Road: Richmond footpath and tram stops HQ [1] on Youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWQNQLeKR84

The Epworth Hospital, 89 Bridge Road, Richmond 3121 will be developed for $350 million and according to the Department of Transport, DOT and the Minister for Planning, Justin Madden, the Epworth development will include an independently accessible tram stop in front of or near the front of the Epworth Hospital. 

I apologise for the short notice of this video event.

It would be great if we could get a few wheelchair and scooter users in the video to demonstrate the inaccessible footpath and tram stops. 

Please confirm your attendance by this invitation or by email: mickem71@hotmail.com or by mobile: 0434 339 003. Thank you. 

Kind regards, 

Michael Merrett
Mobile: 0434 339 003
Email: mickem71@hotmail.com

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