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Automated pedestrian crossings expanded in NSW

The automation of pedestrian signal crossings continues to be gradually expanded to key health precincts across NSW to help limit the spread of the Coronavirus in the community.

Transport for NSW is working closely with NSW Health to identify key health precincts where this targeted initiative would be most effective in protecting those who are most vulnerable including essential frontline staff, as well as patients and members of the community visiting a hospital or clinic.

The pedestrian signals at some traffic intersections in the immediate vicinity of major health precincts have become automated 24 hours a day, seven days a week. At selected temporary COVID-19 assessment clinics, pedestrian crossings have become automated between the hours of 6am to 10pm daily, to closer align with the clinic’s operating hours.

Pedestrians no longer need to push the ‘call’ button to activate the pedestrian signal crossing at these sites while still being able to cross the road safely and access health services.

Transport for NSW has taken a targeted approach by implementing this public health measure where pedestrian activity for access to health services is high and it would be most effective in limiting the spread of Coronavirus.

Any further expansion of the initiative would be targeted to additional health precincts only while also taking into consideration impacts on road safety, traffic and transport operations including public transport and freight, and community amenity.

This initiative was first rolled out on Monday 23 March across the Sydney CBD and Pyrmont (see area map (pdf 531KB)). The expansion into health precincts started Saturday 28 March in Randwick at the Sydney Children’s Hospital and Prince of Wales Hospital.

Transport for NSW continues to work with NSW Health in reviewing the benefits of these implemented measures and balancing the needs of the community.

Automated pedestrian signal crossings have been rolled out in the following health precincts:

Suburb Health precincts Automated signal status


  • Blacktown Hospital
Active 24/7

Bondi Beach

  • Campbell Pde at Roscoe St
  • Campbell Pde at Curlewis St
  • Campbell Pde at Beach Rd
  • Campbell Pde at Hall St
  • Bondi Beach Pavilion pop-up COVID-19 assessment clinic
Active 6am-10pm daily


  • Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Active 24/7


  • Canterbury Rd at Thorncraft Parade / Charlotte St
  • The Canterbury Hospital
Active 24/7


  • Kingsway at Kareena Rd
  • The Sutherland Hospital
Active 24/7

Coffs Harbour

  • Pacific Highway at Isles Dr
  • Coffs Harbour Hospital
Active 24/7


  • St Vincent's Hospital
Active 24/7

Frenchs Forest

  • Frenchs Forest Rd West at Glady Ave
  • Warringah Rd at Hillmer St
  • Northern Beaches Hospital
Active 24/7


  • Macquarie St at Day St
  • Hawkesbury Hospital Mobile COVID-19 assessment clinic van
Active 6am-10pm daily


  • Nepean Hospital
Active 24/7


  • St George Hospital NSW
Active 24/7


  • Liverpool Hospital
Active 24/7


  • Sydney Children's Hospital
  • Prince of Wales Hospital
Active 24/7


  • Redfern St at Pitt St
  • Redfern Health Centre COVID-19 assessment clinic
Active 6am-10pm daily

St Leonards

  • Royal North Shore Hospital
Active 24/7


  • The Children's Hospital at Westmead
  • Westmead Hospital
Active 24/7
  • Crown St at Darling/Osborne St
  • Crown St at Staff St
  • Crown St at New Dapto Rd
  • Wollongong Hospital
Active 24/7

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