Walkability and pedestrian safety – a top priority for Hills Shire

Road improvements works will soon commence to improve connectivity and walkability in the Hills Shire.

These projects include:

  • Three pedestrian refuge islands on Fairway Drive, Norwest;
  • A pedestrian refuge island on Barry Road, North Kellyville;
  • Give Way signs at Wilkins Avenue, Beaumont Hills; and
  • Line marking at Stanley Avenue and Kamarooka Avenue, West Pennant Hills.

Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Michelle Byrne said these road improvements will give residents the ability to reach their destination, whether that be through walking, cycling or driving.

“The safety of our residents is a top priority for this Council,” Mayor Byrne said.

“The Hills is a growing region, which means more and more people are moving into our area and using our local roads.

“These investments in pedestrian accessibility will allow our residents to have the option to travel on foot or cycle to and from their home, as well as to local infrastructure, including schools, parks and our metro stations.

“This Council is continually looking at ways we can reduce the need for cars on our roads and provide a better pedestrian experience by connecting those missing links to improve connectivity and increase walkability in this Shire,” Mayor Byrne added.

Work was also recently completed on a pedestrian refuge island and concrete kerb extension at Baker Crescent, Baulkham Hills.

These works included:

  • New line marking to create two new car spaces;
  • Pedestrian ramp replacement with new footpath;
  • Pedestrian island; and
  • Kerb and guttering restoration works.

For more information about decisions of Council and proposed works, visit The Hills Shire Council website, www.thehills.nsw.gov.au.

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