A new pedestrian crossing has been installed in Woolgoolga to replace the school crossing immediately north of the roundabout on Solitary Islands Way (the old Pacific Highway) near the Woolworths supermarket.
The opening of the Woolgoolga bypass highway upgrade has meant there is less traffic on Solitary Islands Way. However with the Woolworths development, there are also more people crossing the road to access the supermarket. As a result, a new permanent pedestrian crossing is now in place to support safe crossing for all pedestrians 24 hours a day.
Importantly please note, from Monday, September 25 2017, there will no longer be a crossing supervisor at this location. As a transition, crossing supervisors will be educating children on road safety and the correct way to cross a pedestrian crossing. The 40km school zone and flashing lights will also be removed.
Tips for pedestrians
Before you cross the road:
- Look before you cross. Just because someone else decides to cross, doesn’t mean it’s safe for you.
- Unplug your earphones and put away your phone.
- Never assume that an approaching vehicle can see you, or will stop for you – wait until all vehicles have stopped before you step off the kerb.
- Avoid crossing between parked cars or at the front or back of buses and large vehicles.
- At intersections, check for turning vehicles before you leave the kerb and while you are crossing the road.
- Wear bright, light coloured clothing at night or in reduced visibility conditions.