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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 30, No. 2. 1967.

Plans dropped

Plans dropped

Plans for an overbridge across Salamanca Road have been dropped because the Students' Association Executive is satisfied with the existing crossings installed last year.

Negotiations for an overbridge were started between the University Council and the City Council and Traffic

Department last March before the student demonstrations which resulted in the placing of pedestrian crossings at the foot of Kelburn Parade and on Salamanca Road.

When the proposed review of the crossings took place last term, the Students' Association were satisfied except for the placing of one crossing which they wanted moved lower down Kelburn Parade. Mr. Anderson, the Traffic Superintendent, said the suggested position was not safe.

Dr. Culliford of Administration said the University Council had negotiated with the; City Council for the overbridge but no agreement was reached and the matter was dropped when the Students' Association continued to press for the instalment of two crossings.

John McGrath, president of the Students' Association, says that the Executive is satisfied with the two crossings and sees no reason for the proposed overbridge.