A a Safe Routes to School project completed in Kyabram encourages students to make the best decisions about choosing a safe route when walking to school.
Kyabram P-12 College students have a safer, easier way to walk and ride to school.
The Shire of Campaspe last week completed a Safe Routes to School project that consisted of installing several crossing points along Fenaughty St to the west and Allan St to the east of the campus.
Campaspe Shire’s road services manager Ollie McNulty said locations were identified where it could be difficult for students to cross roads, such as at Allan St near Haslem St.
‘‘The Shire of Campaspe and Kyabram P-12 College have been working to encourage students to make the best decisions about choosing a safe route when walking to school,’’ Mr McNulty said.
Some upgrades to footpaths to help the transportation of wheelchairs, bikes and strollers have also been done at the corners of Bishop St, Rogers St and Oswald St.
Mr McNulty said council’s traffic engineering staff had identified two routes and several crossing points where there was better vision for students and drivers.
One route is to the north-east, with a crossing point on Allan St near Oswald St. The other is to the north-west and the Allan St shops.
Mr McNulty said the shire was encouraging parents to highlight these routes to their children and practice walking along them.
‘‘The crossing point signage has been located to assist in providing maximum vision for both pedestrians and drivers,’’ he said.
‘‘Pedestrians can use these locations to look carefully up and down the road clearly before crossing to a connecting footpath.’’
However, Mr McNulty said pedestrians should note these points were recommended crossing points and were not crossings where pedestrians had the right of way.
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