New cross­ing boosts safety

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Fashion -

TRUCK, tourist and com­muter safety has been im­proved thanks to a new $300,000 pedes­trian cross­ing at Curtin Av­enue, Cottes­loe.

“The trucks can’t stop quickly, so this is a good safety mea­sure,” Pre­mier Colin Bar­nett said.

At least 12 con­tainer trucks went through the tight in­ter­sec­tion in about 20 min­utes when the cross­ing was of­fi­cially opened last month.

Pedes­tri­ans pre­vi­ously had to nav­i­gate heavy truck and com­muter traf­fic to Cottes­loe Beach or Cottes­loe train sta­tion.

The new Main Roads-funded cross­ing has lights and a timer.

Cottes­loe Mayor Jo Dawkins uses the new cross­ing.

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