New Pedestrian Refuge in Fontenoy Road, Macquarie Park

Submissions closed on 25 March 2018, 11:59 PM


City of Ryde is seeking feedback on a proposal to install a pedestrian refuge in Fontenoy Road, Macquarie Park. 


City of Ryde is proposing to improve pedestrian safety in the area by making the following improvements:

  • Install a new pedestrian refuge in Fontenoy Road adjacent to Fontenoy Park
  • Remove nine on-street parking spaces to accommodate the pedestrian refuge and improve visibility to encourage safe pedestrian crossing

Local residents requested that pedestrian safety be investigated in Fontenoy Road, particularly the difficulty in crossing Fontenoy Road due to driver speeds and traffic volume.  Council investigations found the following:

  • Driver speeds are generally within the 50 km/h speed limit and traffic volumes are high in the morning and afternoon peak time
  • Pedestrian volumes crossing Fontenoy Road are generally low and therefore do not meet RMS’s criteria for installing a pedestrian zebra crossing

The proposed pedestrian refuge at this location would allow pedestrians to cross Fontenoy Road in two stages, thereby helping to improve safe access to Fontenoy Park and the nearby bus stops.

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You can have your say on the proposed new pedestrian refuge in Fontenoy Road by completing the online submission form below. 

Online Submission
The online submission form is now closed. 

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Fontenoy Road, Macquarie Park 2113  View Map

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For more information about this proposal please call our Customer Service Centre on 9952 8222 and quote Our Reference T2017-00845.