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Whole hundreds cry out for a pedestrian crossing at Trinity Christian School

By johnboy 26 November 2013 42


We’re still waiting to hear back from Trinity Christian School about their disabled parking arrangements.

But more recently, this time last month, the Liberals started making noise about their desire for a pedestrian crossing over McBryde Crescent.

One of our readers had some interesting things to say on the subject:

#3 taninaus
7:53 am, 25 Oct 13

drove past there yesterday, there is a perfectly good underpass at one end of the school – but of course that is too hard to use and ensure the kids get across the road safely! the Gov has also put a pedestrian island at the other end to help crossing the road. As always the major threat to the children’s safety at these peak times is OTHER PARENTS!! it is amazing how selfish and irresponsible parents dropping kids off can be – most are OK but some need serious education on safety.

Indeed in the above picture one can see that bulletproof underpass just tens of metres to the east of the school.

One might in fact think it would be within the wit of the school to funnel children that way if need be.

But today the Liberals’ Nicole Lawder is returning to the plate for another swing at bat.

Today the Canberra Liberals renewed calls for a pedestrian crossing to be built at Trinity Christian School in Wanniassa after a petition was presented to the ACT Legislative Assembly.

“Today the first ever e-petition was presented to the Assembly, calling for a proper pedestrian crossing to be built over McBryde Crescent, adjacent to Trinity Christian School in Wanniassa,” Member for Brindabella Nicole Lawder said today.

“I’m calling on Shane Rattenbury to back the concerns of staff and parents and tell the Assembly that he’ll support this long overdue crossing by the end of the sitting week.

“While other jurisdictions are implementing the Canberra Liberals 2012 election policy to install flashing lights in all school zones, the ACT Government is lagging behind and cannot even guarantee a pedestrian crossing at a major school on Canberra’s south side.

“Hundreds of concerned residents have taken the time to sign this important e-petition and the Government has no excuse but to improve the safety of children and give parents peace of mind by building this school crossing.

“It is critical that this issue is dealt with as a matter of urgency. Children need to be safe when crossing the road,” Ms Lawder concluded.

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Watson 11:36 am 28 Nov 13

Yawn. This whole private/public school debate is so 19th century. Get rid of the divide by funding every school the same, enforcing a national curriculum, making it illegal to collect school fees illegal and to refuse enrollment of students on the basis of their race, religion or socio-economic or cultural background and bloody stop getting so hung up about religion being taught at schools because who effing cares. Fund it by raising taxes for high income earners. Done and dusted.

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