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What is a Wombat Crossing
A wombat crossing is a pedestrian (zebra) crossing on a raised platform. The platform is higher than the existing road pavement level and typically at the same level of the footpath. The design of a wombat crossing means that pedestrians walk at the same level as they move from one side of the road to the other.
A wombat crossing is a Department for Infrastructure and Transport(DIT) approved traffic control device that supports pedestrian connectivity whilst slowing vehicle speeds.
Why is the installation of a wombat crossing being proposed in front of the Grant Apartments?
City of Adelaide has long heard from the community the desire for a pedestrian crossing at this location to improve pedestrian access and safety for people given the volume of people who frequent the east side Melbourne Street.
Why is the installation of a wombat crossing being proposed in front of Ronald Mc Donald House?
Subject to funding becoming available, City of Adelaide is considering the installation of another raised wombat crossing at the west end of Melbourne Street in front of Ronald McDonald House given the volume of people who frequent Ronald McDonald House and the nearby Women’s and Children’s Hospital.
How does this help to reduce vehicle speed ?
Raised wombat crossings encourage motorists to slow down on approach to the crossing due to the change in road surface which is raised.
Will on street parking and the bike lane be impacted by the installation of a raised wombat crossing?
Installing a raised wombat crossing in front the Grand Apartments will involve the removal of 6 on street carparks. Modifications will also need to be made to the alignment of the bike lane at this location.
If a raised wombat crossing was to be installed at the west end in the future in front of Ronald McDonalds House, this would involve the removal of 3 on street carparks. Modifications will also need to be made to the alignment of the bike lane at this location.
How will my feedback be used?
City of Adelaide values community feedback on all our projects so we can better align our decision making to the aspirations of the community.
Following the public engagement period, we will review the feedback submitted and use this to help inform our decision making about the installation of a raised wombat crossing at the east end of Melbourne Street and subject to funding becoming available, the installation of a raised wombat crossing at the west end of Melbourne Street.
Further information will be provided about City of Adelaide’s decision to proceed with the installation of a raised wombat crossing at the east end and timeframe for construction.
How can I have my say about the proposed locations for the raised wombat crossings?
There are a range of ways to provide your feedback about the proposed locations for the raised wombat crossings.
Online: Contribute your feedback via the online survey
Email your comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
All written submissions should be addressed to:
Main Street – Proposed Wombat Crossing
GPO Box 2252, Adelaide SA 5001