May 14, 2020

NEW SAFE CROSSING FOR PEDESTRIANS IN IVANHOE

The Andrews Labor Government is making it safer for pedestrians and cyclists to cross Livingstone Street, near the busy Ivanhoe shopping precinct.

Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines today announced that works had begun on a $700,000 project to install new pedestrian operated signals on Livingstone Street, between Dudley Street and Wallace Street.
The new signals will provide a safer crossing for pedestrians and deliver a more integrated bicycle network by connecting riders with the existing cycling trail along Donaldson Creek.
Currently, there are no safe pedestrian points on Livingstone Street, which results in pedestrians and cyclists risking their safety to find gaps in the traffic to cross the road.
Other improvements will include removing the centre median, installing short cycling lanes with head start boxes for cyclists, new signage and road resurfacing.
The project will make Livingstone Street safer for pedestrians and cyclists who are among our most vulnerable road users.
Works are expected to be completed by late June this year.

Quotes attributable to Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines MP
“Our local community has been calling for improved safety in this part of Ivanhoe and that’s why we’re getting it done.”
“These pedestrian signals will make it easier and safer for locals to cross the road to eat or get to the shops, while also keeping road users safe.”