Rawson Street near Coles and Chemist Warehouse, Epping, New South Wales, Australia
My idea to improve this place
Pelican crossings and/or enforcement by plain clothes officers of offending drivers re: pedestrian safety
So that people could...
A] can cross at pedestrian crossings near Chemist Warehouse, Coles, and the council car park in between without being hit/killed
B] should be courteous and considerate to drivers and seek to cross in groups…need bright eye-catching signage in multiple languages?
2} Drivers (especially those unfamiliar with Australian road rules and would only learn by either losing face or tangibly through fines and/or demerit points) are made aware that:
A] pedestrians have right of way in Australia
B] “no risk of hitting a pedestrian” does not mean not slowing down/speeding up/cutting off pedestrians with only 1cm to spare – especially when these drivers subsequently have to queue at/stop for the red light at the Carlingford Road intersection anyway…they actually lose no time!
C] they must not drive onto the crossing if the road beyond the crossing is blocked
D] they must STOP for pedestrians *at the stop line* when exiting the council car park
E] they should use the overhead round mirror as they approach…and must STOP for pedestrians *at the stop line* when exiting the car park behind and under Coles and rejoining Rawson Street
F] they must *not* park/stop along No Stopping zones along Rawson Street to wait/pick up/drop off passengers or for a quick shop (very evident after say 6 on weekdays), especially in high-riding vehicles as they block the line of sight between other drivers and pedestrians leading to more injuries/fatalities
G] they should *not* zoom around blind corners around the car park area and when entering/exiting the car parks
H] allow room for cars within the council car park *and* in the oncoming direction to enter/exit the council car park *without* blocking flowing traffic and incite road rage etc.
Because I want Epping to be...
A better safer and more respectful place for all.