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In a recent community survey to rate pedestrian-friendly projects, the St Leonards community gave top rating to the construction of a pedestrian crossing to the Harvey Park playground.
The survey was conducted by Locomote, a Walkability Action Group, late last year as part of the ‘Happy Feet St Leonards’ project. More than 40 per cent of responses named the crossing as the top priority.
Jan Wade, a St Leonards resident and Locomote team member, said she was delighted with the response to the survey.
“The community has been essential in providing evidence of solid support for this project. The school distributed surveys among the children, Neighbourhood Watch included survey forms with their newsletter and the IGA supermarket publicised the survey and hosted the survey returns box,” she said.
The Locomote team was pleased that the City of Greater Geelong and Vic Roads had commenced early construction of the crossing. It will now be ready before the holiday crowd arrives. Locomote will be monitoring resident, visitor and motorist responses over the holiday period.
Happy Feet St Leonards will now campaign for the second priority on the community’s list of pedestrian-friendly improvements, the construction of a shared footpath on Murradoc Road.

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