Kiama's signature "rumble crossings" on Terralong Street are here to stay after a traffic and pedestrian impact assessment deemed them to be "low-risk".
Installed more than 25 years ago, there are four basalt crossings in Kiama's main street but only one is a traditional "zebra" pedestrian crossing.
Earlier this year, Kiama councillor Mark Way raised concerns surrounding the legality of the crossings, saying the basalt strips were a safety hazard and the noise of vehicles going over the crossings impacted on alfresco diners.
However, more importantly, Cr Way said in peak tourist times there was confusion between motorists and pedestrians over who should give way, which raised safety concerns. He had suggested creating another zebra crossing out of one and removing another rumble crossing altogether.
Despite the "low-risk" classification, Kiama Municipal Council has installed new signs to make it clear pedestrians must give way at the crossings.
Kiama council's acting general manager Bryan Whittaker said the assessment and detailed report used RMS guidelines, which compared pedestrian volumes with traffic volumes.
He said surveys were carried out on weekdays and weekends.
"On all but market day Sundays, they were rated low-risk," Mr Whittaker said.
"On the market day Sundays, they just crept into the medium-risk category.
"The traffic committee looked at all the information and decided to take no further action."
Mr Whittaker said there was "no accident history whatsoever" on the crossings since they were installed in 1987.
"They also form part of the landscape in terms of the use of stone with the themed landscape through there," he said.
"They slow traffic down ... it is low speed, low risk and it works."
Cr Way said he was happy to see new signs installed and accepted the risk assessment.
"The signs are an improvement, but I think it has raised another issue that there should be some consistency for signs on unmarked crossings across NSW.
"I still think there will be some confusion between tourists and Sydney drivers, but the new signs are a definite improvement."
Kiama's pedestrian crossings have been the subject of plenty of debate this year.
In April, veteran Kiama councillor Warren Steel called for a report on the cost of permanently turning the zebra crossing into a seven-colour rainbow crossing.
But the council's engineers deemed the concept too risky and no costings were prepared.