Pedestrians have named Mernda’s Bridge Inn Road and a key intersection outside South Morang train station as the two most unsafe spots for walking in Whittlesea.
More than 90 residents recently took part in the annual WalkSpot survey, which aims to identify safe and unsafe walking paths or areas across Victoria.
In Whittlesea, 41 spots were nominated as being unsafe, while one was identified as a safe spot.
Residents’ most common concerns with unsafe walking spots included a lack of footpaths, no pedestrian crossings, no street lighting and traffic moving too fast through the area.
Bridge Inn Road, outside Gilson College, was named the most unsafe spot as there is no footpath.
Participants also raised concerns about the traffic lights at the intersection of Ferres Boulevard and McDonalds Road outside South Morang station.
Other spots nominated included Findon Road in Epping where there is no footpath, the Lalor shopping precinct were the footpath was rated as poor, and the lack of pedestrian crossing at the Findon Road and Trafford Way intersection.
Mayor Ricky Kirkham said the council had already added many of the identified issues to its Missing Links footpath program.
The program has been funded to the amount of $2.4 million over the next three years for works.
“We’ll certainly be looking at the data and working out where else we can make improvements,” Cr Kirkham said.