THOSE of us who traverse the waterside edge of Alexander Parade, Arcadia Vale, beside Wangi Bay appreciate the recent work by council in adding a pedestrian walkway with their road-widening project.
However, for our safety, the walkway needs to be continued to, and over, the Wangi power station outlet bridge.
The new pedestrian access ends at the Donnelly Road intersection, thus causing pedestrians to walk onto a narrow strip of tufted grass and pot-holed bitumen on the edge of this busy road.
During daytime it can be dicey enough to walk here, but in low light and at night, it is even more dangerous.
This is the main route to Wangi Wangi and to the Wangi Workers Club for those on foot, skateboards, bicycles and pushing prams.
Some pedestrians have taken to wearing or carrying reflective or fluorescent objects for safety, and our dog has a reflective safety vest.
This winter seems to be wetter and darker than usual, while vehicle traffic has increased along with the numbers of those walking.
The work clearly needs to be completed here, and the sooner the better so that pedestrians can breathe a sigh of relief and feel safer.
- Sonja Dyke-Clark, Wangi Hardware