Councillor Don Palmer Providing Local Leadership & Working for You

Could we see a pedestrian overpass on South Road opposite Black Forest primary School in the future?

Whilst Jennie and I have been canvassing for money in the budget to examine the impact on our local streets around the school resulting from the dual constructions of the Gallipoli Bridge and the Glenelg Tram Overpass the Marion Council have recognised the issue of school children from Black Forest crossing South Road to get to Glandore and beyond.

The Government has improved traffic flow along this section of South Road by virtue of those two projects. Unfortunately it has created problems elsewhere. I have posted about the issue around our streets a few times now and hope to have good news for you shortly.

In the meantime the call by the Mayor of Marion, Felicity-ann Lewis, is timely. The current crossover is dangerous according to the school with traffic monitors not trusting vehicles obeying the red lights by holding a rope across the entrances to the crossing.

South Road is a high traffic volume road and cars now are looking at there being NO stoppages with the works recently completed meaning the school crossing is an accident waiting to happen.

Felicity-ann Lewis has indeed suggested that much of the problems we have inherited in our streets is resulting from parents of the 50% of kids that attend the school from Glandore are using cars and using therefore our roads as there is no safe crossing for them to use.

Jennie I believe is proposing a motion to put before our Council in the near future.