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Poppins pedestrian lights installed

16 June 2017

  Just Poppin across the road … Cr Paul Truscott with the new Poppins-themed pedestrian lights in Maryborough.

The first of the Mary Poppins-themed pedestrian lights has been installed outside of the birthplace of the Poppins author PL Travers in Richmond Street.

“It’s fantastic to see the lights installed in time for the Poppins Festival which runs from June23 to July 2.

“There is no doubt that they are quirky, and Maryborough does quirky very well.”

The historic lights are a first in Australia.

“Melbourne might have its female silhouettes on their pedestrian lights, but this is the first time someone has used the lights to pay homage to Mary Poppins and PL Travers.

“I think people will enjoy and celebrate the link.”

The lights form part of the Maryborough Story Trail – a trail of artworks and historic buildings and sites through the city.

So far the new lights have been installed at the intersections of Kent and Richmond streets, and Kent and Bazaar streets.

The lights at three other CBD intersections will be installed next financial year.

“It's great to see smiles on people's faces already as they notice the new lights,” Cr Truscott said.

“People are already taking photos.”

If you take a photo with the new lights make sure you use #marypoppinslights