Fairfield Primary School

Petition: Crossing Supervisor for Fairfield PS Wingrove St Campus

Fairfield Primary School
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Petition to Darebin City Council to place a supervisor at the dangerous crossing outside the new Fairfield PS Wingrove St Campus.

We the undersigned hereby petition the City of Darebin to immediately place a school crossing supervisor at the presently unsupervised pedestrian crossing on Wingrove Street, Fairfield, immediately outside Fairfield Primary School’s new grade 5/6 campus.

This pedestrian crossing is heavily used, including by very young, unaccompanied children. Unfortunately some vehicles fail to stop at the crossing, presenting an obvious and very serious risk to the safety of users of the crossing.

Heavy vehicle traffic in Wingrove Street immediately before and after school renders the crossing inherently unsafe. Its close proximity both to Fairfield Road (from which large numbers of vehicles turn into Wingrove Street) and the roundabout at the intersection of Wingrove and Arthur Streets (also congested with traffic before and after school) exacerbates safety issues.

We recognise there is an existing supervised pedestrian crossing in Wingrove Street. Despite this, many people, including unaccompanied children, use the unsupervised pedestrian crossing for reasons of convenience, and in large numbers.

We understand that a broader road safety plan for the Fairfield Primary School precinct is being considered, including by the City of Darebin, but we nevertheless petition Council to immediately place a crossing supervisor at the above-mentioned pedestrian crossing in recognition of the current and very serious safety risks, including to children.

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