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Pedestrian and Cyclist Access to Ashfield Pool (April 2021) - Pedestrian safety (Oct 2017)

October 2021: Inner West road deaths: an avoidable tragedy

https://cityhubsydney.com.au/2021/12/inner-west-road-deaths-an-avoidable-tragedy/


April 2021: C0421(1) Item 24         Notice of Motion: Pedestrian and Cyclist Access to Ashfield Pool

Motion: (Da Cruz/Passas)

THAT Council:

1.    Writes to Transport for NSW regarding pedestrian safety concerns:

 

a)    On the footpath along Frederick Street under the Rail Line; and

 

b)    With the sequencing of the traffic lights and pedestrian safety at the Intersection of Frederick and Elizabeth Streets;

 

2.    Notes  Friends of Iron Cove Creek advocacy and community support for a pedestrian/cyclist link along iron cove creek from Liverpool Road to the Bay Run, via the Ashfield Pool and:

 

a)    Includes the ironcove creek link in the Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan & Cycling Strategy and prioritises implementation through grants, developer contributions and the budget process; and

 

b)    Commence the capital works project by funding a Dobroyd Canal Iron Cove to Ashfield Shared Path Masterplan in 2021/2022, which outlines the proposed program of works, investigates the feasibility of the proposed works and prioritises the delivery of the works.

 

3.    Review interaction between pedestrians and drivers at entrances to pool carparks at  the footpath along Elizabeth Street and Bastible Street; and

 

4.    Includes a cycle route from summer hill to Croydon Station via the Ashfield Pool in the Cycling Strategy and in particular Elizabeth St in all relevant North Ashfield Planning Instruments.

 

 

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Kiat, Macri, McKenna OAM, Passas, Raciti, Stamolis, Steer and York

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Crs Byrne and Porteous

 

The Mayor, Councillor Byrne returned to the Meeting at 9:49pm. The Deputy Mayor, Councillor Macri vacated the Chair and the Mayor, Councillor Byrne assumed the Chair.

 

https://innerwest.infocouncil.biz/Open/2021/04/C_13042021_MIN_3828.htm

 

Item No:         C1017 Item 14

Subject:         Notice of Motion: Pedestrian Safety on Croydon Road, Croydon 

File Ref:         17/4718

From               Councillor Marghanita Da Cruz  

 

 

Motion:

 

THAT:

 

1.   Council through the Traffic Committee urgently convenes an onsite meeting with the local community, a school representative, members of the Traffic Committee and Ward Councillors at a time that school children are walking to school to observe and hear from the community and Councillors on what the key safety issues are and hear from Traffic Committee members on ways they could be addressed; and

2.   A report be brought to the Traffic Committee and then to Council as soon as possible outlining proposals to improve the safety for school children and pedestrians on Croydon Road, Croydon. These proposals to include investigation on the installation of a pedestrian crossing and traffic calming measures. The report should also provide a proposed timeline for works and proposed prioritisation of funding for the works.

 

Background

 

A number of residents have contacted me concerned about pedestrian safety on Croydon Road. Croydon Road, Croydon is a busy road particularly before and after school. This makes it difficult and dangerous for children and other pedestrians who are walking to school, the railway station and bus stops.

 

There is currently a roundabout at Anthony Street – however, the design of the traffic islands at the roundabout with curved narrow slippery surface increases the danger to pedestrians.

There are narrow speed humps which have caused car accidents rather than safely calming motor vehicles.

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Nil.


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Council Meeting

12 October 2017

 

Item No:         C1017 Item 15

Subject:         Notice of Motion: Pedestrian Safety on Frederick Street, Ashfield 

File Ref:         17/4718

From               Councillor Marghanita Da Cruz  

 

 

Motion:

 

THAT Council through the Traffic Committee urgently investigate and report on the significant safety risks at pedestrian crossings on Frederick Street with a particular emphasis on the Frederick/John St crossing and provide recommendations on how these risks can be addressed. These recommendations to include consideration of a reduction in the speed limit on Frederick Street and the introduction of traffic calming at the pedestrian crossings on Frederick Street as well as proposals to prevent vehicles overtaking cars turning right near the pedestrian crossings. The report should include a proposed timeline for works and proposed prioritisation of funding for the works.

 

Background

 

A number of residents have contacted me regarding the danger of the pedestrian crossings on Frederick Street Ashfield, particularly the one at the intersection with John Street. This has been the site of numerous accidents and near misses when cars try to overtake other cars waiting to turn right into Frederick or John Streets.

 

There are a number of parks, the swimming pool, train station and school on the western side of Frederick Street. To access these, residents including children and the elderly need to negotiate Frederick Street.

 


Damage caused by car crashing into fencing

at JM McCarthey Playground at intersection

of John and Frederick Sts Ashfield

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Nil.


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Council Meeting

12 October 2017

 

Item No:         C1017 Item 16

Subject:         Notice of Motion: Pedestrian Safety in Haberfield and Leichhardt 

File Ref:         17/4718

From               Councillor Marghanita Da Cruz  

 

 

Motion:

 

THAT Council:

1.   Investigate pedestrian safety measures including the introduction of 40km speed limits and associated traffic calming for the commercial areas approaching the intersection of Dalhousie and Ramsay Streets, Haberfield;

 

2.   Investigate pedestrian safety measures including the introduction of 40km speed limits and associated traffic calming on Marion Street at the intersections with Norton Street, Elswick Street and Flood Street, Leichhardt; and

3.   Investigate pedestrian safety measures including the introduction of 40km speed limits and associated traffic calming on the approaches to the intersection of Flood Street and Lords Road, Leichhardt.

 

 

Background

The approaches to the intersection of Ramsay St and Dalhousie St in Haberfield; Marion Street and Flood Street, Leichhardt and Marion Street and Norton Street, Leichhardt; and Flood at Lord Street, Leichhardt have high pedestrian activity.

Ramsay, Marion and Norton Street are busy motor vehicle thoroughfares and bus corridors, with commercial precincts used by less mobile elderly residents and children with and without carers.

Other areas of high pedestrian activity elsewhere on Norton Street, Leichhardt, on Booth Street Annandale and Darling Street Balmain/Rozelle which all now benefit from safer 40km speed limits.

Local residents and businesses have raised the following specific concerns:

a) Cars travelling south, narrowly missing pedestrians when turning west from Norton Street into Marion Street, Leichhardt.

b) Buses travelling north along Norton Street, clipping the footpath endangering pedestrians, including children heading for Leichhardt Public School, as they turn west from Norton Street

d) Drivers becoming impatient at the pedestrian crossings on the roundabout at the Lord's Road – described as “Road Rage”

d) Cars travelling along Marion Street screeching to a halt at Flood Street. There have also been animal fatalities at the intersection

 

e) Impatient drivers behavior described as “Road Rage” on Marion Street at Elswick Street intersection, endangering pedestrians.

 

ATTACHMENTS

Nil.

https://innerwest.infocouncil.biz/Open/2017/10/C_24102017_MIN_WEB.htm


 

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