Where have the white lines gone?

Pedestrian crossing? The lines are gone but the signs are still there. Photo. Anne Keen
Pedestrian crossing? The lines are gone but the signs are still there. Photo. Anne Keen

After only a few months, MidCoast Council has removed the white lines marking the new pedestrian crossing at the Bilalbong car park in Gloucester.

A spokesperson for council said the crossing was originally installed temporarily in June after a community request.

After review by council's Local Traffic Committee (LTC), it was determined that the crossing doesn’t meet the guidelines and therefore, it has been removed.

In a letter to the editor sent to the Gloucester Advocate in August, Gloucester resident, Samatha Green pointed out that the markings aren’t “mentioned in the most recently available LTC minutes up to June 7, 2017.”

A spokesperson for the LTC said, “the crossing was not approved through the LTC and the location does not meet the warrants and standards for a crossing.”

The lines were removed on Thursday morning (September 21), with the signs due to be removed by the end of the week.

The stop sign will remain, with the road rules still in play that cars are required to give way to pedestrians.