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03 December 2013

New pedestrian safety measures at Goodna and Bellbird Park

 
New high-contrast pedestrian crossing at Queen St Goodna
 
New highly-coloured pedestrian crossings are being trialled in Ipswich's eastern suburbs as a road safety measure.

Two existing zebra crossings at Goodna and Bellbird Park have been repainted in a high-contrast orange/red colour to improve visibility of pedestrians for drivers.

The crossings are at Queen St Goodna and Redbank Plains Rd Bellbird Park near the Kruger roundabout.

Local councillor Paul Tully said the initiative for the new markings was based on similar crossings on the Gold Coast which have proved very effective.

Cr Tully said pedestrians would be more visible to drivers at the two crossings which were both located close to primary schools.

"I feel this road safety initiative will help improve pedestrian safety.

"I urge all drivers to take care around all local pedestrian crossings."

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