"Queen Street - A brief history!" Brisbane Tourist Trap Tip by Jerelis
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The introduction of large enclosed shopping centres in the suburbs, the removal of the trams and introduction of buses in the 1960s had a negative impact on the quality of Queen Street. In 1978 Council initiated an investigation in the problems and needs of pedestrians in the city centre. This investigation recommended that Queen Street be closed to traffic and a pedestrian mall be built.
The street was closed in January 1981 and the first part of the mall was built between Edward and Albert Streets. It was opened in August 1982.
Unique Suggestions: Crowds also flocked to the city centre for entertainment. As it is today, promenading was one of the main forms of entertainment and Saturday night was particularly popular for window shopping and being seen.
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