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Petition for traffic lights / pedestrian crossings at the intersection of Botany Rd and Bay St, and a pedestrian crossing at Hickson St
Petition Background (Preamble):
Road Safety issues need to be addressed urgently and a safe passage provided for students, pre-schoolers, babies, infants and toddlers and their families. The Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) have a Safety Around Schools Coordinator, we will be making contact to ensure these matters are being addressed seriously. Both the City of Botany Bay and the RMS need to move fast on this issue. There are many obligations both ethically and legally to our children, to local residents and visitors.
We need to make a legally safe environment. This is a matter of urgency! A joint coordinated effort is recommended before serious harm occurs.
We believe a set of traffic lights at the intersection of Bay Street and Botany Road, is the best way to provide this. It is a difficult intersection for both pedestrians and motorists alike and a set of traffic lights would benefit everyone.
At the very least we request pedestrian crossings on both the east and west sides of Botany Road at Bay Street and a pedestrian crossing and speed hump at Hickson Street.
Pedestrian crossers have no safe or legal status as a pedestrian and place their lives at risk when crossing Bay Street and Hickson Street to get to school, preschool and day care.
The situation is dangerous not just for students, pre-schoolers, infants, toddlers and parents with babies/toddlers in prams but it is dangerous for the community as a whole as they too have cross these Streets in order to access the local shops, medical centres, childcare services and public transport in the area. We are particularly concerned for the children who cross these roads on their own and the elderly who take longer to cross.
There is no safety for pedestrians, the situation is unacceptable and requires urgent attention. Our children have the right to get to and from school safely.
The Petition for traffic lights / pedestrian crossings at the intersection of Botany Rd and Bay St, and a pedestrian crossing at Hickson St petition to BPS, CBB, Local Mayor, NSWDET, NSWP&C, RMS, Local Traffic Committee, Ministers was written by Sonia Cooper and is in the category Roads & Transport at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: botany, safety, pedestrian, crossing, bay, hickson, children, road