The battle for a pedestrian crossing outside ‘Bread Espresso &” in Thirroul continues with plenty of local support for the plan.
Posts to the Northern Illawarra Facebook page last week showed the majority of people in favour of a crossing of some description- coupled with fears it could worsen the already-unpopular traffic situation.
Bread Espresso & owners Sandy and Norby have thrown their support behind the campaign, requesting urgent consideration because they are concerned about the danger.
“We witness many families and groups waiting for lengthy periods at the corner of Henley Rd to cross Lawrence Hargrave Drive on their way to the beach with armfuls of gear, struggling to get their kids safely across the road, often with bicycles, scooters and dogs!
“Of course traffic has worsened of late with the closure of Bulli Pass and subsequent increased traffic volume. We are about the enter the busiest time of year so prompt action would be greatly appreciated.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward says he’s keen to understand the extent of the campaign and offers his support.
“I would like to hear from involved and if necessary, am happy to make representations to the Minister,” he says. “I have concerns about the safety record of zebra crossings, but could recommend a safety audit as the first step to action being taken.”