Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Kelso Steps - site visit

Back in July, I reported that, although the City Council had agreed to my request made on behalf of residents to extent the handrail at the Kelso Steps (see right), the finished extension to the handrail was too short, leaving a long stretch of pathway on a gradient that is without a rail.

The steps and pathway to the north are used by many elderly residents and visitors to Royal Victoria Hospital and is treacherous in the wintry, icy weather.

Yesterday, along with seven local residents, I met on-site with two engineers from the City Council to discuss the situation.   We are now hoping there will be agreement to provide a further extension to the handrail provided, for pedestrian safety.