3rd August 2021, Illawarra Mercury
Wollongong council voted in favour of a motion to look at ways which would enable the council to more easily install pedestrian crossings which is welcomed by Safe Streets to School Wollongong.
26th July 2021, Illawarra Mercury
Safe Streets to School Wollongong made a submission opposing the suggested changes by TfNSW (“Bulli/Thirroul traffic improvements”). Instead of attempting to fix the traffic by providing more lanes, we are suggesting fixing the weakest links of the walking network – for example making Park Road in Bulli easier to cross.
23rd July 2021, The Bulli Times
Safe Streets to School Wollongong made a submission opposing the suggested changes by TfNSW (“Bulli/Thirroul traffic improvements”). Instead of attempting to fix the traffic by providing more lanes, we are suggesting to fix the weakest links of the walking network so more families have the option to walk or cycle to school instead of adding to congestion.
9th July 2021, WINNEWS Illawarra
Healthy Cities Illawarra’s CEO Kelly Andrews was talking to WINNEWS about the partnership with Safe Streets to School Wollongong for more kids walking and cycling to school. Help us by participating in the community survey.
9th July 2021, Wave FM
Campaigners for Safer Streets have organised an Online Town Hall Meeting today. The group says all Wollongong Councillors, were invited to listen to their concerns and inform them on their position, regarding a campaign for footpaths and crossings, or 30kph speed limits in the walking catchment of schools. Lead Safe Streets campaigner Jon Lindley, Kelly Andrews from Healthy Cities Illawarra, and five-Councillors, have reportedly confirmed they will be part of the meeting. The online meeting is today between 3pm-4pm, RSVP here
7th July 2021, ABC Radio Illawarra
Jon, lead campaigner for Safe Streets to School Wollongong is talking to Melinda Jones at ABC Illawarra about the upsides of lockdown – low traffic neighbourhoods where kids can ride through their neighbourhood. When the Lockdown is lifted, we need strategies to make our streets safe even when traffic picks up again.
6th July 2021, Southcoaster
An Opinion piece by Jon, lead campaigner for Safe Streets to School Wollongong: Lockdown turns streets into playgrounds is published in South Coaster. Jon is calling for footpaths and crossing or 30km/h limits within the walking catchment of schools. When traffic picks up again after lockdown, this can help kids to be active and safe in their neighbourhoods.
31st May 2021, Illawarra Mercury
Almost 600 people have now signed our petition for Safe Streets in Wollongong. The Lord Mayor tabled our petition on Monday and Jon was speaking at council why we are demanding safer streets for kids and what we mean by that.
2nd May 2021, 2515Mag
Safe Streets to School Wollongong partners with Healthy Cities Illawarra and 30please for Slowdown Days.
“We’re looking holistically at community attitudes and behaviours and infrastructure to make active transport, walking and cycling, to schools safer,” Kelly tells 2515.
4th February 2021, SouthCoaster
Opinion Piece by Jon, Lead Campaigner for Wollongong.
For two years, I have been working with other parents on travel mode surveys to engage children, parents and educators at Wollongong public schools to determine barriers to children walking and riding to school. The insights from over 800 survey responses across 14 public schools are consistent with research, kids want to walk and ride to school. Parents want safe routes for their child’s whole journey between home and school. […]
9th December 2020 Illawarra Mercury
Jon, Lead Campaigner for Safe Streets to School Wollongong on the benefits of lower speed limits helping to prevent further road trauma in Wollongong.