Referring to business owners of Talbragar St wanting more car parking, why would more cars make the CBD a better shopping experience, or more conducive to customers staying in the area longer and spending more?
Here's some ideas: how about workers in the precinct catch the bus services, walk or ride bikes?
What about business owners using a shuttle service for workers like the pubs?
And how about closing off Macquarie St from Bultje St roundabout to Talbragar St, and from tat roundabout to Brisbane St, and run a couple of get-on get-off trolly cars like the Lions novelty train?
If parking near a shop was profitable, all the shops at Orana Mall would be in the carpark!
Consideration would still need to be made for most people who still go to the CBD in a car, but less cars in the immediate area broadens the possibilities beyond simply more traffic.