Have Your Say On Pedestrian Safety Improvements

6 November 2013

Have Your Say On Pedestrian Safety Improvements At Gordon

The community is invited to have a say on proposed safety improvements on the Pacific Highway at Gordon to reduce the risk of pedestrian crashes and improve safety.

"More than 45,000 vehicles use the Pacific Highway daily," Mr O’Farrell said.

"A recent survey showed around 1,000 pedestrians crossed the highway  between St Johns Avenue and Dumaresq Street in 12 hours without using facilities," Mr O’Farrell said.

"Seven crashes involving pedestrians crossing the highway away from traffic lights occurred in the six and a half years to December 2012 at the same location.

"To improve safety, Roads and Maritime Services proposes to install traffic lights at the intersection of Pacific Highway and Moree Street with pedestrian facilities across both the highway and Moree Street.

"The proposal also includes installing 70 metres of pedestrian fencing in the centre of the highway between St Johns Avenue and Moree Street and 110 metres between Moree and Dumaresq streets," Mr O’Farrell said.

Community members are invited to comment in writing by Friday 15 November to Project Manager Sam Wijekoon c/o Roads and Maritime, PO Box 973, Parramatta NSW 2124, by email to sam.wijekoon@rms.nsw.gov.au or by phone to (02) 8849 2489.
 Roads and Maritime has worked with Ku-ring-gai Council, Ku-ring-gai Chamber of Commerce and NSW Police to develop this road safety proposal.

All community feedback will be considered in developing the project and Roads and Maritime will keep the community informed.

For more information on road projects in Sydney visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au

MEDIA: Brad Burden or Cameron Hamilton 9228 5239
Download the original media release (PDF)

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