Pedestrian safety improved at busy Crows Nest intersection
27 March 2020
Pedestrians at Crows Nest are now enjoying safer trips at the intersection of Albany and Oxley streets, with essential safety improvement work now complete.
A Transport for NSW spokesperson said the $220,000 project, funded by the NSW Government and North Sydney Council, has removed a major barrier in the busy CBD's walking network.
"Hundreds of pedestrians walk through Crows Nest each day so it is important to ensure they can do so safely," the spokesperson said.
"Four new raised pedestrian crossings have been installed to improve walkability and safety in the area and expand the existing pedestrian network.
"Work was also carried out to install a new roundabout, landscape and upgrade the existing streetscape upgrades."
North Sydney Mayor Jilly Gibson said the pedestrian improvements were a valuable addition to Crows Nest.
"In a spot where there are public transport interchanges, residential areas and commercial buildings, walkability is paramount for the safety and practicality of our Crows Nest community," Mayor Gibson said.
" know it has made all the difference to a number of residents with visual impairments and limited mobility who were struggling to navigate this intersection safely.
"These improvements are sure to become an even greater asset as we see foot traffic increase with the arrival of the Crows Nest Metro and St Leonards Precinct development."
The spokesperson said the improvements will help to resolve a major missing link in the pedestrian network, enabling more people to easily access their daily transport needs.
"t is essential to ensure all pedestrians are kept safe when travelling near busy roads and these improvements will help to improve pedestrian and road safety," the spokesperson said.
"The NSW Government will continue to work closely with local councils on projects across the state to improve safety for all road users."