3 hours on a 4KQ Christmas Lights BCC bus tour. We took the Westside tour including Taringa, 17 Miles Rocks/ Windermere, Jindalee, Westlake and Kenmore. It was a nice example of how such a simple event can build community and create interest in public spaces. My favourite was in Westlake where several houses had gotten involved.
It also turned out to be a mini-urban planning trip to the suburbs. It tested how curvy traffic calmed streets do not handle traffic and public transport buses. It was also a showcase of suburban density and some shockingly large “MacMansions”. Especially in Windermere, I couldn’t help but think “NOONE needs a house THAT big?!!” It can’t be a sustainable urban pattern.