With the opening of the new Wynyard Walk to pedestrians, many in the area will be lacing up their runners and getting ready to stretch. Walking is one of those actions many of us think very little about. In the same way we tend to forget about breathing, Australians walk automatically. However, this can put you at risk of injuring yourself.
While compensation is available, the most important aspect is to be aware at all times. If you have been injured, it's important to talk to an accident compensation lawyer experienced making claims.
Wynyard Walk now open
The opening of the new Wynyard Walk pedestrian tunnel should offer those in the CBD a convenient and safe walkway for pedestrians in the heart of the CBD.
Premier Mike Baird said that the Wynyard Walk offers pedestrians a link between one of Sydney's busiest transport interchanges and the new jobs emerging in Barangaroo.
"This will be a bustling thoroughfare for the tens of thousands of workers and visitors accessing Barangaroo every day," Mr Baird said.
"We're building the connections to make getting around our city as easy as possible."
Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance said that the new link should save time, especially as Barangaroo's third commercial tower just opened.
"It's now about six minutes from the station to Barangaroo, you don't have to cross roads or navigate steep inclines. We've also just completed the first stage of the Wynyard Station renovation. New lifts, escalators and lobby are also on the way for Wynyard," Mr Constance said.
Staying safe in the CBD
Projects such as these are essential for the safety of pedestrians in the centre of Australia's largest city. With cars whizzing by and buses filling the streets, pedestrians have to be careful where they walk and where they step.
In the event you are injured due to another's actions, such as a car driver, it is imperative you talk to an expert in compensation law. In New South Wales, the motor accident compensation scheme extends to pedestrians who have been injured while crossing a road.
If you would like to know more about how to make a claim, make sure you talk to a car accident compensation lawyer today. At Gerard Malouf and Partners Compensation, Medical negligence and Will dispute lawyers we offer a no win no fee guarantee that can ensure money is no obstacle.
Get in contact today to find out more.