In the Media

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.

https://safe-streets-to-school.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/img_7009.mov

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

https://safe-streets-to-school.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/jon-lindley-radio-interview-sd-480p.mov

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.

2nd March 2021, Illawarra Mercury

Read about our joint submission with Healthy Cities Illawarra and 30please to the NSW Treasury to keep our school children active and safe. Link to the submission can be found here.

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.