Gleadell Street is surrounded by Richmond Town Hall, Richmond Bowls Club, Citizens Park, Richmond Recreation Centre, Lynall Hall Community School and Richmond High School. It also hosts the Gleadell Street Market each Saturday. It’s a perfect place for place making that prioritises people, helping them gather, socialise and participate in sport and recreation.
The problem is that Gleadell Street is designed for use by cars. The street is barren, with few trees.
More people would use and enjoy the street more often if it was designed for use by pedestrians. Council has prepared several design options, and propose to proceed to community consultation:
Connection with Palmer Street
Even better, a connection with Palmer Street would improve access from surrounding streets, and make it easier for students of Richmond High School to travel between the academic campus and the sports campus.
Further information is available at gogleadell.com, published by the Let’s Enhance Gleadell Street (LEGS) resident action group.
Your local champion for Gleadell Street is Elizabeth Honey, Yarra resident. View all of Streets Alive Yarra’s champions on our supporters page.
I’m a children’s author/illustrator, living in Richmond 45 years, cyclist, member of LEGS (Let’s Enhance Gleadell Street) and passionate about parkland, and anything to do with children, in our increasingly dense city. When residents and Yarra Council transformed an unpleasant street corner (Richmond Terrace and Docker Street) into a beautiful and popular pocket park we saw how it connected the community. We can also improve many other streets in Yarra.Elizabeth Honey