Making our Pedestrian Crossings Safer for School Children

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Council have completed the concept design for three sites and is seeking feedback from directly impacted residents and businesses at these locations listed below. Comments from those impacted residents can be made below on the concept design, from Monday, 7 June to Friday, 25 June 2021. You can view the concept designs of the proposed wombat crossing in the concept design folder at the right of this page.

  • Hatfield Street, between Mowbray Road west and Farran Street, Lane Cove North
  • Kirk Street at Archer Street, Chatswood
  • Merrenburn Avenue at Willoughby Road, Naremburn

Council will engage with local residents who are near neighbours of the other proposed raised crossing sites, as the concept designs and works details become available.

Background

The School Children Safety Wombat Crossing program is being funded thanks to $1.95 million in grant funding from Federal Government Stimulus Commitment under the Road Safety Program (School Zone Infrastructure).

School Children Safety Wombat Crossing program in Willoughby Council

The funding will result in an upgrade to 11 existing pedestrian crossings and the installation of 2 new wombat crossings in Willoughby LGA, listed below, subject to Council approval.

  1. High Street at Bedford Street, North Willoughby
  2. Hampden Road, north of Barton Road, Artarmon
  3. Merrenburn Avenue at Willoughby Road, Naremburn
  4. Hatfield Street between Mowbray Road & Farran Street Lane Cove North
  5. Kirk Street at Archer Street, Chatswood
  6. Keary Street at Eaton Street, Willoughby
  7. Keary Street, south of Oakville Road, Willoughby
  8. Rohan Street at Willoughby Road, Naremburn
  9. Kendall Road between Holly Street and Rosebridge Avenue, Castle Cove
  10. Kendall Road, south of Holly Street, Castle Cove
  11. Edinburgh Road between The Parapet and Edith Street, Castlecrag
  12. Westbourne Street, east of Pacific Highway, St Leonards
  13. Reserve Road, north of Pacific Highway, St Leonards

Why have the 13 locations been included in the program

The locations chosen are adjacent to schools and along known pedestrian routes used by school children.

Key benefits of a Wombat Crossing

A wombat crossing will improve pedestrian safety by:

  • Increasing the visibility of pedestrians to approaching drivers; and
  • Promoting slow speed movement of motor vehicles on approach and across a crossing.

A wombat crossing will also enhance the safety for, and encourage walking by, young children, elderly residents, visitors and other pedestrians.

When are the works planned for?

Council is committed to deliver and commission the projects between May 2021 and 30 June 2022

The design of all proposed wombat crossings will be considered by the Traffic Committee. Council will be requested to approve all works for every wombat crossing.


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Willoughby City Council takes the privacy of the participants using this site very seriously.

Please note that comments made may be made available or reproduced in Council reports.

All personal information collected will be kept in strict confidence. For further information regarding your privacy please refer to Bang the Table Privacy Policy at https://www.haveyoursaywilloughby.com.au/privacy or Willoughby Council at http://edocs.willoughby.nsw.gov.au/DocumentViewer.ashx?dsi=3085645

Council have completed the concept design for three sites and is seeking feedback from directly impacted residents and businesses at these locations listed below. Comments from those impacted residents can be made below on the concept design, from Monday, 7 June to Friday, 25 June 2021. You can view the concept designs of the proposed wombat crossing in the concept design folder at the right of this page.

  • Hatfield Street, between Mowbray Road west and Farran Street, Lane Cove North
  • Kirk Street at Archer Street, Chatswood
  • Merrenburn Avenue at Willoughby Road, Naremburn

Council will engage with local residents who are near neighbours of the other proposed raised crossing sites, as the concept designs and works details become available.

Background

The School Children Safety Wombat Crossing program is being funded thanks to $1.95 million in grant funding from Federal Government Stimulus Commitment under the Road Safety Program (School Zone Infrastructure).

School Children Safety Wombat Crossing program in Willoughby Council

The funding will result in an upgrade to 11 existing pedestrian crossings and the installation of 2 new wombat crossings in Willoughby LGA, listed below, subject to Council approval.

  1. High Street at Bedford Street, North Willoughby
  2. Hampden Road, north of Barton Road, Artarmon
  3. Merrenburn Avenue at Willoughby Road, Naremburn
  4. Hatfield Street between Mowbray Road & Farran Street Lane Cove North
  5. Kirk Street at Archer Street, Chatswood
  6. Keary Street at Eaton Street, Willoughby
  7. Keary Street, south of Oakville Road, Willoughby
  8. Rohan Street at Willoughby Road, Naremburn
  9. Kendall Road between Holly Street and Rosebridge Avenue, Castle Cove
  10. Kendall Road, south of Holly Street, Castle Cove
  11. Edinburgh Road between The Parapet and Edith Street, Castlecrag
  12. Westbourne Street, east of Pacific Highway, St Leonards
  13. Reserve Road, north of Pacific Highway, St Leonards

Why have the 13 locations been included in the program

The locations chosen are adjacent to schools and along known pedestrian routes used by school children.

Key benefits of a Wombat Crossing

A wombat crossing will improve pedestrian safety by:

  • Increasing the visibility of pedestrians to approaching drivers; and
  • Promoting slow speed movement of motor vehicles on approach and across a crossing.

A wombat crossing will also enhance the safety for, and encourage walking by, young children, elderly residents, visitors and other pedestrians.

When are the works planned for?

Council is committed to deliver and commission the projects between May 2021 and 30 June 2022

The design of all proposed wombat crossings will be considered by the Traffic Committee. Council will be requested to approve all works for every wombat crossing.


Your Privacy

Willoughby City Council takes the privacy of the participants using this site very seriously.

Please note that comments made may be made available or reproduced in Council reports.

All personal information collected will be kept in strict confidence. For further information regarding your privacy please refer to Bang the Table Privacy Policy at https://www.haveyoursaywilloughby.com.au/privacy or Willoughby Council at http://edocs.willoughby.nsw.gov.au/DocumentViewer.ashx?dsi=3085645

  • Broad community consultation about the raised pedestrian crossings has now closed.  You can still view the map of the proposed raised pedestrian crossings program on the right of the project page.

    This survey is to capture contact details of local residents within close proximity to specific sites and so that Council understands how near neighbour residents may be affected by the works.  

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