Cars queuing through intersections are still blocking trams.
And the police are still booking pedestrians who cross against red lights.
— George Haritonidis (@georgeharito) May 7, 2013
Jaywalk blitz. I’m so glad the police are catching these thugs and making Melbourne a safer place #bitchplease
— severus (@snape_x) May 8, 2013
But have the Victoria Police realised there is a fresh target out there, ready to get fined for blocking intersections?
Pedestrians might still be the soft target for police, but someone at Yarra Trams has realised they need to take matters into their own hands to keep the city moving.
A few weeks ago I was at the corner of Swanston and Flinders Streets during peak hour, where I found a member of the tramways staff waiting by the intersection, ready to tap on the window of every motorist who got in the way.
But despite their efforts to keep the intersection clear of traffic, trams still continued to bank up along St Kilda Road, with the queue extending the length of Princes Bridge, moving forward at a rate of one tram a minute.
So how many more jaywalking blitzes will Melbourne witness, before we finally see trams pass freely through an intersection?