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‘Difficult decision’: Horse-drawn carriages banned in Melbourne

The Victorian Government is making controversial changes to ban an iconic attraction from the heart of Melbourne.

Horse-drawn carriages will be banned from the busy Melbourne CBD from next month.

Despite being a feature of the city for decades authorities now say the impact on traffic and safety have forced them to act.

From mid-June the carriages will be banned from entering an area bordered by Flinders Street, Spring Street, La Trobe Street and Spencer Street.

“We’re taking action to increase safety and traffic flow on Melbourne’s busiest streets as people increasingly return to our city’s roads and footpaths,” Transport Minister Ben Carroll said.

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Article written by Duncan Murray

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