Sundays on the Strip will be car free

Closing the Cappuccino Strip to cars often tops the most requested list for changes to how Fremantle works so it is really exciting to see a trial kick off starting this Sunday.

South Tce will close to vehicle traffic for the next three Sundays to make way for lounge areas, street performances, live music and open air dining.

Sundays on the Strip will stretch out along Freo’s iconic South Terrace ‘cappuccino strip’ from Collie Street to Bannister Street, transforming the popular entertainment district into a friendly, car-free experience for the whole family.

Road closures will run from 10.00 am to 10.00 pm on Sunday 3, 10 and 17 April 2016 with Transperth buses to be diverted via Norfolk Street and Parry Street.

Events like the Fremantle Street Arts Festival create such a great atmosphere as they take over the central streets of Freo, turning them into community spaces and car-free promenades that can be enjoyed by everyone. So I look forward to this becoming more regualar

Here is some of the media on it:

http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/city-of-fremantle-to-trial-closing-cafe-strip-to-motorists-on-sundays-20160329-gnswdy.html

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/video/watch/31209357/fremantles-famous-coffee-strip-to-close-for-3-week-trial/#page1

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2 Responses to Sundays on the Strip will be car free

  1. Robert says:

    I thought that the Idea of closing off Market st had been abandoned by the Market street traders on many occasions.
    Now its by a majority What Majority?
    Were the High St retailers consulted?
    Will these traders be compensated If it is to their detriment?
    How will customers coming from the south park in the free 1/2 parking in High street and especially between Market and Packinham.
    When was this proposal put forward and out to Businesses likely to be effected?

    • Rob
      It is a three day trial and we will collect feedback during and after it. As a whole should draw more people into Freo I hope. While consultation if important, if we had to consult the whole town to do even a short trial I think that would be a recipe for nothing ever changing in Freo.
      cheers, Brad

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