New traffic lights to improve pedestrian safety in Eastwood

Published on 08 June 2023

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City of Ryde has taken another significant step to reduce traffic congestion and increase pedestrian safety in Eastwood with the installation of new traffic lights at the formerly unsignalised pedestrian crossing on The Avenue, at the intersection of Rowe Street.

The traffic lights were officially turned on at the start of June 2023 after a four-stage construction process that began in February 2023.

It’s the second set of new traffic lights to be installed in the Eastwood CBD within the last 12 months - a set of new lights became operational on West Parade in June 2022, also replacing a former pedestrian crossing.

City of Ryde Mayor Clr Sarkis Yedelian OAM welcomed the latest development.

“We want more people to visit Eastwood and improving traffic congestion and pedestrian safety is a great way to encourage them,” he said.

“City of Ryde is fully committed to investing in making positive changes to our town centres and infrastructure like this is a sign of that commitment.

“Eastwood – with its famous ‘Koreatown’ – is already one of our LGA’s most important and popular destinations and these improvements will help to increase its amenity even further.”