My Local Pedestrian Crossing

I’ve been thinking about this local issue for quite some time. Tonight, I wrote to the relevant authority in NSW. I’ll update when I get a response.

My concern is about the pedestrian crossing between Devonshire and Cleveland Streets in Surry Hills. Though I (as a pedestrian) really appreciate the introduction of this crossing, I am concerned whenever I cross it. It’s too close to Devonshire and Cleveland Streets, and so I find that a lot of motorists will “build up speed”, and either “don’t slow down” or completely ignore pedestrians and drive through. A few days ago I was about 1/3 of the way across the crossing and two cars drove through, not even slowing down. Even though the crossing is elevated, it seems to me it needs either better signage or cameras (or something, you’re the experts) to deal with the situation. I’m a fit active man, and can respond accordingly. I worry about some of the older members of my community. I feel safer crossing Cleveland Street, to be honest.

Crown Street, Surry Hills, looking towards Cleveland Street
Crown Street, Surry Hills, looking towards Cleveland Street