Saturday, May 25, 2024

Waverley drives pedestrian safety upgrades

Waverley Council has begun pedestrian safety improvement works along Tamarama Marine Drive in Tamarama.

The project is being funded by the Federal Government via the Transport for NSW Road Safety Program and works will take around 11 weeks to complete, weather permitting.

The safety upgrade includes replacing the existing pedestrian island with a raised pedestrian crossing and upgrading existing bus shelters to increase visibility and enhance pedestrian safety. Six light poles will also be removed from Gully side of Tamarama Marine Drive and replaced with energy-efficient, dimmable light poles on the footpath side of the road.

Mayor of Waverley, Paula Masselos, said Waverley Council was committed to improving pedestrian safety throughout the LGA and beautifying local outdoor spaces.

“Waverley has lots of high pedestrian activity areas within just nine square-kilometres, including along the Coastal Walk, and calmer traffic will help create a safer community,” Mayor Masselos said.

Tamarama Marine Drive is a key stretch of road along the Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk which attracts more than one million visitors each year. It is also the location of Tamarama Surf Life Saving Club, which is currently being redeveloped by the Council and the surf club.

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