A new pedestrian crossing with traffic lights will be installed at the corner of Botany Road and High Street, Mascot to improve pedestrian access across Botany Road.
Several years ago the RTA, as it then was, constructed a safety fence along Botany Road Mascot through the Mascot Shopping Centre, making it very difficult for shoppers to access both sides of Botany Road. The safey fence not only made it difficult for shoppers, but impacted upon the local Mascot businesses. The barrier acted as a deterrent for shoppers using car parking facilities.
I had been requesting for sometime the Roads and Maritime Services install this crossing. Last night I spoke to the Roads Minister Duncan Gay in relation to this matter and on behalf of my Mascot constituents I am very grateful for his sympathetic response.
The RMS have called for public comment. The pedestrian crossing will result in the loss of about 9 car parking spaces on Botany Road, but greater access to shops will be able to be achieved from the Mascot Library car park and the adjoining walkway which will exit near the pedestrian crossing.
The map for the proposed pedestrian crossing is available from my office by phoning 9699 8166 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.