Pedestrian safety will be put in the spotlight as one Wagga councillor calls for an investigation into potential upgrades around Turvey Park and Mount Austin.
Daniel Hayes will put forward a notice of motion at Monday night's council meeting calling for a report on improving pedestrian safety in Turvey Park and Mount Austin.
Cr Hayes wants the report to investigate three key areas, including possible pedestrian safety improvements along Mitchelmore Street and Northcott Parade.
It would also look into potential improvements for pedestrian access to the Botanic Gardens facilities and consider any improvements to be included in any grant or funding opportunities and additions to future works plans.
In a tragic incident on June 2, a 69-year-old man died after being struck by a car on Mitchelmore Street in Mount Austin.
Emergency services tried to save him, but he died at Wagga Base Hospital after succumbing to his injuries.
The investigation into this incident is still ongoing.
Cr Hayes said he had decided to raise the notice of motion after speaking with residents and seeing the traffic on the road increase.
"Trying to cross over to the really popular shops on the other side of Mitchelmore can be difficult," he said.
"For those residents wanting to head towards the Botanic Gardens, Urana Street is the only safe crossing area.
"Sometimes we outgrow things, and you don't realise someone points it out ... I am asking the question, is it still the best we can have knowing the increase in traffic? Is it still fit for purpose?"
Cr Hayes also wants the report to look into ways to make the Botanic Gardens more accessible.
He said that at the moment, walking access to the facilities is not available to people with disabilities unless they are prepared to share the roads with traffic.
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Wagga Neighbourhood Watch president Wayne Deaner said he is supportive of ways to make roads safer for pedestrians, but there was one key element he wants to be included.
"It's OK to put in crossings or other facilities, but we need them to be backed up by lighting," he said.
"We only need to look at Bourke Street and the crashes that have happened there to know how important lighting is.
"I hope any report about pedestrian safety includes that."
Mr Deaner said he thinks focusing on making the city, particularly the suburbs outside central, safer for pedestrians is a great idea.
"Wagga is growing and is becoming busier, so we need to make sure we have the infrastructure for it," he said.
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