Greater Shepparton City Council will look at improving visability at the intersection of The Boulevard and Batman Ave after a man in a wheelchair had a close encounter with a car.JENNA BISHOP July 17, 2014 3:03am
Greater Shepparton City Council has indicated it may undertake works to improve visibility along a sweeping bend on The Boulevard in north Shepparton.
On Tuesday, The News spoke to Shepparton man Jarrod Greening after he had a close brush with a fast-moving car on The Boulevard.
Mr Greening, who uses a motorised wheelchair, said he was waiting to cross to Batman Ave when a car went past him on the sweeping bend, cutting across the road shoulder lane close to the kerb and coming within centimetres of him.
He called for drivers to be more cautious when driving around the bend and to be wary of cutting along the inside line along the road shoulder lane close to footpaths.
The council’s infrastructure director Steve Bowmaker said the council acknowledged the crossing could have poor visibility.
‘‘Council acknowledges visibility at the crossing may be impaired due to overgrown vegetation and being that the crossing is on a bend,’’ he said. ‘‘Council staff will inspect the vegetation at the crossing point and cut back trees if it is determined that visibility is limited.’’
Mr Bowmaker urged drivers to be aware of pedestrians who might not be visible because of the sweeping bend.
This section of The Boulevard had a 50
‘‘Drivers need to adhere to the speed limits and be aware of pedestrians crossing at this point,’’ he said.
‘‘For driver and pedestrian safety, we encourage pedestrians to cross at the pedestrian crossing 200
‘‘This crossing is marked with signage and flashing lights to ensure drivers are aware of the crossing.’’
Mr Greening also suggested a sign warning drivers about possible pedestrians around the bend or attempting to cross the road could be installed to improve safety.
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