Shared path for ter­tiary cam­pus

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

A SHARED path will be con­structed on Princess Road be­tween Goldswor­thy and Bay roads in Clare­mont to help re­solve pedes­trian safety cre­ated by hun­dreds of in­ter­na­tional stu­dents cross­ing in the area.

The Town of Clare­mont ap­proved the $49,936 shared path, mainly for stu­dents who ac­cess the UWA Clare­mont cam­pus and Tay­lors Col­lege in Clare­mont.

Coun­cil­lor Jill Goetze said the path was “def­i­nitely needed” as there were many times she had to stop on Princess Road when mobs of stu­dents crossed.

She said the in­ter­na­tional stu­dents – 600 to 900 peo­ple – of­ten looked the wrong way when they crossed.

Ac­cord­ing to a Town re­port, the stu­dents ar­rive from ei­ther the bus stops on Stir­ling High­way or Clare­mont train sta­tion in groups and have been seen not watch­ing for cars and walk­ing along the south side of the traf­fic lane on Princess Road.

The UWA cam­pus will start a road safety aware­ness pro­gram and con­sider im­proved sig­nage.

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