Pedestrians Don’t Matter. Yet another Example.

The well used pedestrian (and bicycle) path across Johnson’s Creek joining Bi-Centennial Park with Jubilee Park has been closed without any consultation with the Community. The closest crossing is 400 metres away.

The sign on the bridge says that it has been closed as there is a structural issues with it. This seemed unlikely given it was rebuilt some 2-3 years ago.

Further enquiry revealed it has closed so that Sydney Water can more easily do their work naturalising Johnson’s Creek. This work is not due to be completed for 18 months, with no plans for a more convenient crossing in the mean time.

The closure was done without any consultation with the community, or it seems without any consideration as to how the work could have been done without closing the pedestrian bridge. Why are pedestrian interests considered so unimportant?

Published by Janet Wahlquist

I took up open water swimming in my 50’s and haven’t looked back.

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