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New flashing sign to enhance pedestrian safety on Barry Drive

Posted On July 5, 2013

Shane Rattenbury, MLA

Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, today welcomed the installation of a new type of pedestrian safety sign on Barry Drive.

"A new flashing sign has been added to the intersection of Barry Drive and Kingsley Street to enhance road safety for pedestrians," Mr Rattenbury said.

"To complement the 'green man' walking symbol that faces pedestrians, the flashing sign will face vehicle traffic turning right from Kingsley Street onto Barry Drive which says 'GIVE WAY TO PEDS.'

"The flashing light will become operational over the weekend and will operate whenever the pedestrian crossing signal has been activated. It aims to remind motorists that they must give way to pedestrians who are crossing the road into which the driver is turning.

"While this type of sign is used elsewhere in Australia such as Melbourne and Adelaide, this is the first time it will be used in the ACT.

"Over time, Canberrans will notice more of these flashing signs installed at identified intersections across the Territory. 

"This is a small part of a broad commitment to enhancing road safety outcomes for all road users in Canberra, including pedestrians.

Mr Rattenbury also recently announced the commencement of new 40kmh speed limits in Belconnen, Civic and Tuggeranong town centres, the opening of two stages of the Civic Cycle Loop, and a pedestrian and cycle friendly redesign of Bunda Street.


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