The pedestrian crossing situated on Haly St, Kingaroy.
The pedestrian crossing situated on Haly St, Kingaroy. Will Hunter

How do we make the Haly St crossing safer?

WOULD moving the pedestrian crossing on Haly St make the road safer?

This question has been asked by many in Kingaroy after a woman was struck by a car on Friday, April 13.

Nanango MP and LNP Leader Deb Frecklington reckons it's an idea worth pursuing.

"There are people who say there shouldn't be a crossing there at all, that we should make pedestrians walk up to the lights (at Kingaroy St) and cross there," Mrs Frecklington said.

"It would be interesting to see what the community feedback would be to that suggestion."

Do you support moving the Haly St crossing?

This poll ended on 17 June 2018.

Current Results

Yes, move it to the front of the Lucky Charm Newsagent

36%

No, leave it where it is

29%

Remove the crossing altogether, make people cross at the Kingaroy St lights

34%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.


Haly St is owned and managed by the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads.

In recent years the department built raised concrete islands on the southern side of the road to give pedestrians a safer place to queue closer to the traffic lane before crossing.

It also painted tactile ground surface indicators to help vision-impaired people, gave the linemarkings a fresh lick of paint and installed over head lighting.

But Mrs Frecklington said more needed to be done.

"There were improvements made to the crossing in 2015 but it's pretty obvious the safety problem hasn't been resolved," she said.

The South Burnett Regional Council has proposed moving the crossing as part of the Kingaroy Revitalisation Project which is currently undergoing a community wide consultation.

But what do you think?

Should the Department of Transport and Main Roads move the Haly St pedestrian crossing?

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