Need for footpaths and kerbing does not require survey
I note a survey is being conducted to prioritise a schedule for work to provide footpaths throughout the Central Coast.
For decades, rates that have been collected from Peninsula landowners have gone to expand and improve many other suburbs in the Gosford Shire.
Subsequently dozens of roads on the Peninsula have been ignored for proper development over a 20 to 30year period.
I have previously submitted a list of 64 roads that have little or no footpaths or kerbing.
Such circumstances require pedestrians to negotiate their way on whatever road surface that may exist.
This makes disabled, the elderly, mums and dads plus their children vulnerable to being run down by a car or truck.
Such a situation happened at Raymond Terrace about two weeks ago where a young girl was killed on a road with no footpath or kerbing and the driver was blinded by the sun.
Government likes to promote fitness and exercise and many walking groups exist on the Peninsula.
Many more groups would exist if there were more footpaths.
A prime example would be the completion of a footpath bicycle path from Point Clare to Umina Beach South.
Many sections of this suggestion are already in existence and the completion of the path could do heaps to boost tourism to the area.
We don't need surveys to see that a need for footpaths and kerbing on the Peninsula exists.
We need action to see that the lack of paths and kerbing is rectified as quickly as possible.
Email, 16 Feb 2018
Rod Fountain, Booker Bay
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