Improved Pedestrian Safety: Zebra Crossing Coming to Fairfield’s Mildmay Street

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Photo credit: Google Street View

Finally! After years of trying, the Fairfield community can now expect a much-requested zebra crossing on Mildmay Street.

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This pedestrian crossing, strategically located in front of Fairfield Station, will provide a secure pathway for commuters and pedestrians navigating the busy area.

Fairfield Road, stretching between Venner Road and Ashby Street, as well as Home Street, and from Brougham St to Stimpson St, are currently undergoing resurfacing efforts.

Ashby St (Photo credit: Google Street View)

Scheduled for completion in mid-May 2023, the resurfacing works on Fairfield Rd and Home St. are taking place during the nighttime hours from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m, Sundays through Thursdays.  These initiatives aim to enhance the safety and overall driving experience for residents and commuters in the area.

About Zebra Crossings (Pedestrian Crossings)

Zebra crossings, marked by distinctive black and white stripes, require drivers to slow down and stop when a pedestrian steps onto the marked crossing. It is essential for drivers to yield to pedestrians at these crossings, granting them the right of way. 

Photo credit: CC BY-SA 4.0/Kgbo/Wikimedia Commons

To enhance visibility and caution, zigzag white lines are painted on the road in areas with poor visibility, serving as a warning to drivers.

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In accordance with the Australian Standard (AS), zebra crossings are not permitted on roads with an approach speed greater than 50 km/h. This regulation aims to ensure the safety of pedestrians and prevent potential accidents in high-speed traffic areas.

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Fairfield residents and commuters are encouraged to exercise caution and follow the rules of the road when utilising zebra crossings. Pedestrians should always wait for all vehicles to come to a complete stop before starting to cross, and drivers should remain vigilant and yield to pedestrians at these designated crossings.

Published 8-June-2023