Shared path to be constructed in Claremeont

Shared path to be constructed in Claremeont

A SHARED path will be constructed on Princess Road between Goldsworthy and Bay roads in Claremont to help resolve pedestrian safety created by hundreds of international students crossing in the area.

Claremont Town council approved $49,936 for a shared path, mainly for students who access the University of WA Claremont campus and Taylors College in Claremont.

Councillor Jill Goetze said the path was “definitely needed” as there were many times she had to stop on Princess Road when mobs of students crossed.

She said the international students – some 600 to 900 people – often looked the wrong way when they crossed.

According to a Town report, the students arrive from either the bus stops on Stirling Highway or Claremont train station in groups and have been observed not watching for cars and walking along the south side of the traffic lane on Princess Road.

A request was received from UWA to address the issue and the campus would start a road safety awareness program and consider improved signage.