Pedestrian Level Crossing next to St Joan of ArcSchool, Brighton

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We, the citizens of Bayside Council, Victoria (“the Council”) together with business owners and employees within the Council area, respectfully petition the Council to urgently install pedestrian gates on the railway crossing next to St Joan of Arc Primary School on the corner of New St and Dendy St, Brighton. Despite the close proximity of this crossing to the Primary School, and its frequent and daily use by children, there are no automatic pedestrian gates to prevent crossing by pedestrians when the flashing lights and warning sounds are activated ahead of oncoming trains. In our view, this is a fatal accident waiting to happen, potentially involving children and their parents.

We urge the Council to install pedestrian gates as a matter of urgency, as currently exists in Bay St and Church St Brighton, and elsewhere in the Bayside Council suburbs.

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