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(3) Not as part of this project. The Government is currently developing the Sustainable Transport Action Plan which will inform its view on such measures as bus only lanes and cycle lanes on Northbourne Avenue.


(Question No 886)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 25 March 2010 (redirected to the Minister for Transport):

(1) How many reported accidents involving pedestrians occur on footpaths, each year in the ACT, including falls and collisions.

(2) How many complaints are received by Canberra Connect each year about footpaths.

(3) Given that the walking school bus has stopped due to difficulties with traffic on Knox Street, Watson, what steps is the Government taking to make sure the project can continue.

Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The number of claims for compensation in relation to footpath accidents involving pedestrians received by Roads ACT are as follows:

2006 - 35; 2007 - 35; 2008 - 17; 2009 - 25

(2) In 2006, Canberra Connect received 14 complaints about footpaths and 13 requests for servicing or installing footpaths.

In 2007, Canberra Connect received 32 complaints about footpaths and 64 requests for servicing or installing footpaths.

In 2008- Canberra Connect received 41 complaints about footpaths and 66 requests for servicing or installing footpaths.

In 2009, Canberra Connect received 59 complaints about footpaths and 116 requests for servicing or installing footpaths.

(3) The Government, through Roads ACT, has liaised with the Co-ordinator of the Walking School Bus route from Hackett to Majura Primary School. These discussions clarified concerns regarding Antill Street (not Knox Street). As a result of this, Roads ACT has recently enhanced the linemarking around the existing pedestrian refuge islands as well as installing additional warning signs to further assist the walking school bus safely cross Antill Street.


(Question No 888)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Land and Property Services, upon notice, on 25 March 2010:

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