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    1. WTF?

      Normally lots of people in the park, at least while I have been wandering through, and while there are some improvements that could be made (walkway linking to the Fanshawe bus-stop and maybe a kiosk selling icecreams/coffee/hop card top-ups), the place has improved out of site over the last few years.

      Been there after dark, and seems to be a safe environment compared to other parks like Western Park. Any police stats to suggest Victoria park is worse than any other area of the city for rape or other crime?

  1. Would be better to have shops and supermarkets there – many cities overseas put good quality retail beneath elevated sections of road and rail corridors.

        1. Not enough footfall here – it is currently so disconnected from everything else due to massive roads with crappy crossings. Maybe once the linear park comes down from the ridge along Victoria, Franklin gets newly upgraded, and a good ped link to Wynyard Quarter exists. Right now, any shops here would likely struggle.

  2. I saw a great use of an elevated motorway section in Seville with wall climbing hooks and handgrips along the pillars and upside down along the roof so you can rock climb.

  3. Can you imagine the meeting where someone said “lets just mark a few coloured dots on the pillars, that will fix it!”

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