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New footpath paving the way to school

New footpath paving the way to school
Published 8 February 2023
Students can hit the ground running this year – on a new footpath installed by City of Playford – which is set to make walking to school easier.

Delivered in time for the start of the school year, a new footpath on Jamieson Road, Craigmore is leading Craigmore High and Trinity College students safely to their respective school gates.

Mayor Glenn Docherty said the footpath was part of a broader program by Council to deliver new footpaths and improve pedestrian access citywide.

Council will continue to provide quality footpaths across the City. We know that many households live within walking distance of school, so the upgrades mean students have an easy passage to and from school.
Mayor Glenn Docherty

“Also, less people on the road reduces traffic during the school runs and drop-offs," Mayor Docherty said.

To improve pedestrian access for all, Council has installed more than 60 disability compliant pram-ramps throughout Andrews Farm, Craigmore and Elizabeth East.

Fitting pram-ramps across the city is an ongoing initiative by Council, which overlaps its footpath installation and upgrade program.

“Council is working to promote walkable neighbourhoods and adding pram-ramps allows more people to use our footpath network and stay connected to their community,” Mayor Docherty said.

Construction is taking place to renew footpaths on Halsey Road, Elizabeth East and will include 16 new pram-ramps.