Every morning I get a coffee from a corner joint along Lee St Chippendale, next to Central Station. Lee Street is an artery road feeds onto George St, the main road through the City of Sydney.
Every morning I see bike riders negotiate space on the road with other car drivers. Every morning I have one cringe moment when I wonder if I'm going to be a witness to an accident. My word of advice is always take the lane if you fear being squished against a kerb. Just like this chick chose to do this morning.
My dad was in hospital recently getting a hip replaced. The hospital is located in the Western suburbs of Sydney, inside a "business park" overlooking a manmade lake. Patients have great views of the water, and there's always people outside to gaze at.
Dad being the super outdoorsy person that he is naturally wanted to get outside as soon as he was able to. But the second (metre) you step outside the only option people have is to hop into a waiting car.
No footpath around the hospital.
No footpath to the lake.
No footpath to get outside the car park.
Front door of hospital straight to the car.
Patients can be seen hobbling with their walking sticks navigating through the car park down to the water.
Lucky the hospital is new and isn't busy. I can't imagine what patients will have to do once all the cars start hearing about the empty car park.
Come on developers, just build footpath where ever you expect people to be.
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