Traffic lights at dangerous intersection welcomed
The Canberra Liberals welcome the ACT government’s budget commitment to install traffic lights at the intersection of Tillyard and Ginninderra Drives.
Member for Ginninderra Elizabeth Kikkert MLA first lobbied the government to improve the safety of this dangerous intersection well before she was elected to the Legislative Assembly.
Throughout 2015, Mrs Kikkert persistently raised the matter with her local Labor MLA, but was largely ignored.
On behalf of the local community, Mrs Kikkert launched a petition which attracted 1,329 signatures in 2016.
After her election, Mrs Kikkert maintained pressure in the Assembly, and in the media.
“I have battled with the government on this issue for years,” Mrs Kikkert said.
“As a local resident, I witnessed the aftermath of many car accidents and near misses at this intersection.
“Until now, all we had seen from this government was vague promises for future considerations despite the mounting number of car accidents and injuries.
“I am very pleased that the government has finally conceded the safety risk of this intersection and will install traffic lights. This can’t come soon enough,” Mrs Kikkert concluded.