Poor ol’ Swanston Street in Melbourne has vanished off Google Maps.
Swanston Street is no longer a thoroughfare for normal traffic, only being used by trams, delivery vehicles and emergency vehicles. But having said that, it is also used by pedestrians, cyclist, rubbish collection vehicles, buses (tour), so why remove it from the map?
According to Wikipedia, Swanston Street is a major thoroughfare in the centre of Melbourne, but no longer major enough for Google to consider it worthy of inclusion as a road.
To see what we mean, use the + to zoom into the map below and you will see Swanston Street is not the same size or colour (yellow) as other streets such as Flinders, Collins St, Russell St..
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Swanston Street is named after Captain Charles Swanston, a Tasmanian banker and prominent member of the Port Phillip Association.
Architecture: Swanston Street and St Kilda Road
Its gets weirder… according to visitmelbourne.com, you will find much of Melbourne’s most notable architectural sites along its main thoroughfare. Except many of the examples, including the first two are not in Swanston Street, Melbourne Museum and Royal Exhibition Building.