The Gold Coast City Council ramps up safety for pedestrians at key intersections with the installation of 10 new countdown timers.
Transport and Infrastructure Chair Councillor Pauline Young said the timers give pedestrians much greater clarity on when to cross.
“We have all been guilty of rushing to make the lights. It is situations like that when pedestrians are at real risk of serious injury or even death,” she said.
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“I applaud Council for approving these timers following a recent trial which overwhelmingly showed the benefit of the devices.’’
The 12-month long trial was held at key intersections around the Gold Coast prompting a further roll out.
The 10 additional timers will cost ratepayers $100,000 but Council believes this cost will drop for the future installation of other timers.
The new sites:
- Gold Coast Highway and Queensland Avenue
- Scarborough St pedestrian signals (Australia Fair)
- Garden Street pedestrian signals
- Surfers Paradise Boulevard Pedestrian Signals (south of Elkhorn Avenue)
- Surfers Paradise Boulevard pedestrian signals (near Loading Zone)
- Robina Town Centre Drive and Christine Avenue
- Gold Coast Highway and Convention Centre
- Gold Coast Highway and Tedder Avenue
- Gold Coast Highway and Waterways Drive
- Napper Road pedestrian signals.