Traffic Treatment - Raised Marked Pedestrian Crossing - Phillip Street, Waterloo

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Determined




It is recommended that the Committee endorse a proposal to raise the existing pedestrian crossing, and provide kerb side islands, in Phillip Street, Waterloo, between Bourke Street and Kepos Lane.

Voting Members for this Item


Voting Members



City of Sydney



Roads and Maritime Services



NSW Police – Redfern PAC



Representative for the Member for Newtown and Heffron





The Committee carried the recommendation unanimously.


The City has long advocated for a 40km/h speed limit in our local government area to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists and we are taking measures to reduce the speed of vehicles for the benefit of pedestrians.

In February 2018, after extensive negotiation, the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) agreed ‘in principle’ to install a 40km/h Local Traffic Area (LTA) speed limit in Waterloo. However, the city needs to implement a number of speed reduction treatments in Waterloo to slow down traffic and improve pedestrian access.

As part of these works, the City is proposing to raise the pedestrian crossing in Phillip Street, Waterloo, and provide adjacent footpath widening and landscaping. This will ensure cars slow on their approach to the crossing.


Report author: Hassan Choudhry

Publication date: 21/02/2019

Date of decision: 21/02/2019

Decided at meeting: 21/02/2019 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

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