Improved pedestrian crossing at Tamar-Cameron St intersection

Published on 08 January 2021

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A new pedestrian crossing is being installed on the northern side of the Tamar-Cameron Street intersection. The new pedestrian crossing, complete with access ramps, is expected to be operational in coming weeks.

Launceston Mayor Albert van Zetten said the project was designed to improve accessibility between the CBD and City Park, and had been undertaken with the support of the Department of State Growth.

"The City of Launceston is focused on increasing the pedestrian accessibility of our CBD," Mayor van Zetten said.

"Previously, pedestrians were either forced to use two pedestrian crossings or were putting themselves at risk by crossing at uncontrolled sections of Tamar Street.

"Once this new crossing comes online in coming weeks, pedestrians will be able to cross at either the existing southern crossing or the new northern crossing. This will provide an improved strategic link between Cameron Street and one of the city's greatest assets, City Park.

"City Park is one of the city's most popular attractions, and is used by people every day as a place to enjoy lunch, ride the train, play in the playspace, or just to go for a walk.

"The Council will continue to leverage opportunities like this as we renew our focus on improving the pedestrian accessibility of the city in 2021, notably through projects like the Launceston Bus Interchange and the second phase of the Launceston City Heart Project.

"We're hopeful the new pedestrian crossing will get plenty of use, and we're looking forward to seeing it operational in the near future."