Find your way safely around Somers

Published on 30 May 2023


Our Somers community has let us know they sometimes feel unsafe when walking and riding on the busy and narrow main roads in their town. The trickiest areas are around the main busy roads and along the bus route, including Tasman Road, The Boulevard and Parklands Avenue. With narrow and heavily vegetated nature strips these roads can pose problems for pedestrians.
To address this issue, we have developed a suite of wayfinding signage that will direct pedestrians onto quieter streets so they can travel throughout the town safely.
Now, we would like the community’s feedback on the proposed signage to make sure we have got it right.
Meet us in person at:
Car park near Somers General Store 
Thursday 8 June 2pm – 5pm

Car park near Somers General Store 
Thursday 15 June 8am – 11am  

RW Stone Reserve 
Thursday 22 June 2pm – 4pm
Have your say online at:
The survey is open from 29 May until 29 June.

Quotes attributable to Mayor Councillor Steve Holland:
“We want everyone in Somers to feel confident when travelling on bicycles or on foot, knowing they will arrive at their destination safely. I hope locals take the time to have their say to make sure we get the signage right!”
Quote attributable to Red Hill Ward Councillor David Gill:
“We are working with the resident’s association and other community stakeholder groups.
“It will be terrific when these scenic walking paths between reserves are well used and enjoyable alternatives to the main streets of Somers village.”



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