The posters in the CBD of Melbourne’s east are set to open on Tuesday and Wednesday next week, marking the start of the city’s new “posters on wheels” service.
A group of people who helped organise the “poster on wheels service” says it’s a “great opportunity for people to have fun in the community”.
The Melbourne Posters on Wheels Service is a project of the Melbourne City Council’s Community and Local Engagement Centre.
The council has launched a “post-drive” service to promote community engagement and improve public transport.
“We’ve been really excited about this opportunity for some time,” Mr Geddes said.
“The service has been quite a success and has had an impact on public perception.”
People are more aware of their community and are more engaged with them in the public sphere.
“It’s great for our businesses as well as the local community.”
The service will be offered to the public on Monday and Tuesday from 5:00pm to 9:00am.
It is free to use, but costs $7.50 per day.
Mr Geddis said the service would be available throughout the day for all drivers, including for those who had been driving for more than a year.
“I think it’s great, we’ve seen a huge increase in the number of people driving on foot for the last few years,” he said.
Mr Dickson said the idea of making the public aware of a service was not new.
“This is a very positive step, especially since the city council has announced this in a very strong way,” he told the ABC.
“If you think about it, the post office is the first public transport service that can offer that kind of service.”
The Melbourne City Government said it hoped to start the service next week and the service will run through the end of the year.
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