Frustrated resident are forced to paint their OWN pedestrian crossing on a busy road – and instead of copping the tip the council claims it’s DANGEROUS
- Residents have painted their own pedestrian crossing in Rockingham, Perth
- The fake zebra crossing on Makybe Drive came up over the weekend
- A city councillor said it will be removed as it poses a danger to road users
A fake pedestrian crossing has popped up on a suburban road, confusing drivers.
The crossing was painted on a street in Rockingham, near Perth, prompting warnings from a city councillor who said it poses a safety risk.
Matthew Whitfield, from the council, then posted a photo of the crossing to Facebook saying it was not approved by the council.
‘This is not a supervised crossing and it does not comply with any safety standards,’ he wrote.
‘Not sure who painted this (in fairness they have done a great job of it!) and would be keen to hear from anyone about this (surely someone noticed someone painting a zebra crossing on a decently busy road!).
‘The city will be removing these markings as soon as possible.’
Mr Whitfield suggested a ‘frustrated resident’ may have painted the crossing.
The fake pedestrian crossing is just metres away from a legitimate crossing, a roundabout, a school and a busy shopping centre.
Mr Whitfield said the fake walkway posed a significant safety risk.
‘It’s in a dangerous location and it’s too close to a roundabout. It’s confusing people,’ he told Nine News.
Despite his concerns about its location Mr Whitfield said he was impressed by the recreated crossing.
‘Basically someone, I’ll be honest, has done an incredibly good job in replicating a pedestrian crossing. I’ve no idea who and no idea why,’ he said.
The crossing was painted on a street in Rockingham, near Perth, prompting warnings from a city councillor who said it poses a safety risk
Mr Whitfield suggested a ‘frustrated resident’ may have painted the crossing