Work is about to start on new traffic measures in Padstow Town Centre following a road safety audit conducted by Bankstown City Council.
Mayor of Bankstown, Councillor Khal Asfour, said council has listened and is acting after discussions with a number of shopkeepers.
“Some shopkeepers believe rubber speed humps installed in Padstow Parade are impacting on business because motorists are avoiding the area,” Mayor Asfour said.
“So our officers met with the shopkeepers and came up with an alternative – a four metre long raised concrete section that covers the full width of the road.
“This will however result in the loss of one current parking space as, under Roads and Maritime Services guidelines, a fence must be installed on both sides of the new section so it is not mistaken as a pedestrian crossing.
“I understand the shopkeepers are happy with the compromise.
“This is an example of council working with residents and businesses to achieve a safe outcome.”