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Safer roads: Wollongong Councillor Mithra Cox moves for more pedestrian crossings

Wollongong Councillor Mithra Cox has a motion before Council on Monday night, that will enable Council to more easily install pedestrian crossings. 

"For too long, cars have been prioritised over kids and in fact over anyone who is trying to walk to school, the shops or around their neighbourhoods.

Cr Cox said Wollongong's lack of pedestrian crossings had always been attributed to the fact that the city could never meet the "warrants" set down by Transport for NSW - strict guidelines that mean the Council cannot install crossings where there are too few or too many cars or pedestrians.

"Developing our own guidelines would enable us to put pedestrian priority crossings in much needed areas like school walking catchments and village shopping precincts," she said.

Read more, Illawarra Mercury August 1st, 2021