Monday, February 20, 2012

Crossing complete

3.30 and Port Primary children are making their way home across the newly completed raised crossing at Clark St leading into Graham St. The crossing clearly gives priority to pedestrians, and reinforces that drivers are moving from a low speed, residential environment onto a major arterial road. The yellow crossing adds to the flashing 40 signs, the raised crossings at Poolman St, and the 40 km zone around the school to create a slower speed environment round the school. Today I met with local residents and Peter Martin, the school principal, to talk about further safety initiatives in Walter St. Peter pointed out that older children can and do make their way to school independently, but prep children - the largest enrolment - are more likely to be driven.

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