New crossing boosts safety
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.