MEDIA RELEASE - NEW PEDESTRIAN CROSSING SECURED FOR GLENWOOD PARK DRIVE - 21 AUGUST 2018

Part of Glenwood Park Drive will be made safer for pedestrians with the announcement of a new marked pedestrian crossing for local residents.

The announcement comes following calls from community members regarding community safety and representations from Federal Member for Greenway, Michelle Rowland MP to Blacktown Council.

The current crossing consists of a pedestrian refuge located in front of Glenwood Village Shopping Centre on Glenwood Park Drive. The crossing is frequented by shop-goers, students from Caddies Creek Public School and local families, making it a busy pedestrian area.

The current pedestrian refuge can be dangerous for residents, particularly in peak times with high car traffic through the area.  

Following representations from Michelle Rowland MP, Blacktown Council undertook a review of pedestrian and vehicle traffic through the crossing during peak times, which showed there was a clear need for the installation of a marked pedestrian crossing.

The new pedestrian crossing is now being installed at the location.     

“I know first-hand that Glenwood residents like to keep active and fit walking around the suburb, so pedestrian safety is very important,” Michelle Rowland MP said.“This new marked pedestrian crossing will make Glenwood Park Drive safer, particularly for families and young children.

“I’m pleased to see that pedestrian safety for local residents will be improved on Glenwood Park Drive,” Ms Rowland said.