“Fix it be­fore some­one dies”

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“I don’t buy that Coun­cil has no money to fix the prob­lem.

“MP Matt Kean re­cently told me the state gov­ern­ment was go­ing to give Hornsby Coun­cil $100 mil­lion for its losses over sub­urbs go­ing to Par­ra­matta. So I would say to Coun­cil: spend some and fix this be­fore some­one dies.”

Hornsby Coun­cil de­nies there is a prob­lem in these streets. “There is no ev­i­dence re­me­di­a­tion is nec­es­sary,” says a spokesper­son.

“The shared zone has been im­ple­mented in ac­cor­dance with RMS guide­lines. Coun­cil has been mon­i­tor­ing the shared zone since it was cre­ated and is sat­is­fied that it is safe for both pedes­tri­ans and ve­hi­cles.

“As long as mo­torists fol­low the rules of a shared zone, which means stick­ing to the speed limit and ac­cept­ing that pedes­tri­ans have right of way, Coun­cil is con­fi­dent it is safe.”

Matt Tulk is or­gan­is­ing a pe­ti­tion for the build­ing’s res­i­dents to sign in a bid to get Coun­cil to change its mind.

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