WHEN will the council listen to the majority of residents who don't want these dangerous obstacles in the Brisbane Street Mall?
There are so many anecdotal reports of people tripping over them, sustaining injuries, and having to be hypervigilant about where they are located.
As a person with disabilities, including being unable to bend my neck, trying to navigate the mall is a stressful nightmare.
Therefore, I rarely go.
For many disabled people, people with mobility and vision problems, these tigers are a hazard.
They should either be moved to a more appropriate place, for example City Park, or raised up, like the one in Civic Square, where they can be safely enjoyed.
All citizens should have the right to safety in public spaces.
Not just the able-bodied.
THERE was a photo in The Examiner (October 5) showing one of the little statues in the mall belly up due to vandalism.
I thought some months ago the council, in their belated wisdom, were going to move these trip hazards to a more suitable site.
May I suggest that something like the area of Civic Square, where the animals reign supreme on their mounds, would take away some of the blandness of the Brisbane Street Mall.
No one would trip over them, so the council manager would not be able to say that it was pedestrian inattention.
I guess something like that might come to pass in the next decade.
THE statues are no more of a hazard than stools, benches, light poles or any other obstacle.
It is high time pedestrians were held responsible and accountable for their own welfare.
It is my view that the statues all back where intended in my view.
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