School pedestrian safety works

Published:
01/12/2021

 

Pedestrian crossings have been upgraded as part of an $8.57 million school pedestrian safety program, which is being rolled out to 32 Northern Beaches schools.

Northern Beaches Council has so far completed pedestrian safety works at almost half of the 32 schools. 

Through this program, school pedestrian crossings, new footpaths, new shared user paths and safety infrastructure, such as kerb ramps, will be constructed, upgraded, or replaced at schools including Bilgola Plateau Public; Newport Public; Avalon Public and Elanora Heights Public. 

Mayor Michael Regan said pedestrian safety around schools was a top priority for Council.

“This is an exciting program which will ensure we improve safety for our kids and community around our schools,” he said. 

“We have been working on a Safer Schools program for some time with the school community to identify hotspot areas which need safety upgrades."

Author:
Jess Clarke, Journalist, Peninsula Living Magazine

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