The Canberra Council has decided to ditch the traditional blue and white building scheme and have a green and yellow scheme on the streets.
The new design, unveiled this morning, will make use of the technology to better manage traffic and pavements and improve air quality, with the aim of boosting local tourism and economic development.
Mayor Mark Lobb said the council was confident that it would be able to find a better solution to the congestion and pollution issues surrounding the city’s streets.
“There’s no doubt there’s a lot of work that needs to be done in order to achieve that,” he said.
“And it’s not just about traffic management but the whole way that people travel.”
Mr Lobb has been working with the university and other experts in the city to come up with a new design for the city.
“They’ve had a great experience working with us, we’ve been able to design a scheme that really makes sense for Canberra,” he told ABC News Breakfast.
“It’s not about just building a new building.
It’s about changing the way people use our streets and how we transport people around the city.”
Mr Walker said the new design would be designed with “an eye on the future”.
“It looks like a different design to the old scheme,” he explained.
“The blue scheme is very familiar to people.
It has a lot going for it.
It looks great and it feels comfortable.”
We’re looking at this design as the next stage of looking at the design and how to get the most out of the scheme.
“Mr Hatton said the scheme would be rolled out from early next year.”
As soon as we’re up to date with the planning, we’ll be rolling out the new scheme,” Mr Hatton told ABC Radio Canberra.
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