Have your say on pedestrian improvements on Oxford Street at Paddington

19 November 2012

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) is seeking community feedback on plans to improve pedestrian safety on Oxford Street between Oatley Street and Jersey Road at Paddington.

“From 2006 to 2010, nine crashes occurred involving pedestrians attempting to cross Oxford Street away from the existing crossings at traffic lights,” an RMS spokesperson said.

“Twenty-nine crashes occurred on Oxford Street during the same period involving cars turning into George, William and Underwood streets.

“The narrow width of the traffic lanes on Oxford Street contributed to 24 crashes involving parked cars with open doors.

“RMS is seeking community feedback on proposals to improve pedestrian and motorist safety including:

  • Installing a new narrow width median with a pedestrian fence on top in the centre of Oxford Street between Oatley Road and Jersey Road.
  • Changing access to William Street (northern side) to a left turn out only arrangement and William Street (southern side) to a left turn in / left turn out arrangement by closing the median to prevent right turn movements into or out of William Streets.
  • Changing  access to Underwood, Elizabeth and George Streets to a left turn only from Oxford Street by closing the median to prevent right turn movements into or out of these streets.

“RMS invites community feedback to the proposal available online at www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roadprojects by 9am on Monday 3 December.

“Written feedback is invited to Navin Prasad, Road Network Leader, Roads and Maritime Services, PO Box 973, Parramatta NSW 2124 or via email to OxfordStreetImprovements@rms.nsw.gov.au

“While comments are due by Monday 3 December, comments received after the closing date will still be considered.

“For questions about the project’s road safety elements call Navin Prasad on (02) 8849 2907 and for road maintenance information call Kirby Atwood on (02) 9598 7829,” the spokesperson said.

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