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To: Randwick Council

Residents for Safe Streets to School in Randwick Council

Please separate our kids from fast-moving traffic so they can walk or ride to school safely. We are asking within 2km of every school in the LGA for:
- Pedestrian priority crossings and footpaths on streets with speed limits 40km/h and higher
- 30km/h speed limits for streets where there are no pedestrian priority crossings or footpaths

Why is this important?

Children deserve to walk or ride to school safely.

Walking to school improves kids' fitness and independence. However, they are often driven over short distances to school by parents. Parents perceive that their child's journey to school is unsafe on part of or on their whole journey.

As a result, our streets are subject to tens of thousands more car trips every year, making them even less safe and clogging up roads with unnecessary traffic during morning drop off and afternoon pick up.

Streets without footpaths and crossings with speed limits higher than 30km/h are not considered safe by Australia's safe system approach.

The case for crossings:
Research shows that children cannot judge gaps in traffic consistently when cars go faster than 30km/h to safely cross a street
On streets where there are no footpaths and crossings, reducing the car speed to 30km/h would prevent most accidents: the stopping distance for a car traveling 30km/h is 13m. Stopping distance for a car traveling 50km/h is 37m. The risk of death or serious injury if hit at 30km/h is less than 10%; compared to 90% if hit at 50km/h. It is an unreasonable risk to place our children in harms way on their journey to school.

How it will be delivered

Through the TfNSW Covid recovery programmes, the council now has more powers to make walking and cycling safe:
We do not believe it is fair to wait for an accident to happen and our kids to get injured or killed. Please make our streets to school safe now.




2022-01-07 14:37:45 +1100

Please join us for our campaigning workshop on January 21st at 4pm:

2021-10-01 10:05:18 +1000

Dear all,

We are getting ready to return to school soon! Imagine how good would it be if more kids could walk or ride to school safely. With less traffic during lockdown, so many more kids were riding about and exploring their neighbourhoods.

Recently, we have talked to a Randwick councillor, presented at the Clovelly precinct meeting, and joined forces with BikEast's Cycling for Children campaign.

Our Wollongong chapter will run an online learnshop about 30km/h on Monday 4 Oct at 2pm. They will also discuss a new school pilot program, media strategy and much more. I'm definitely going to attend.

It is free to attend. You can rsvp here:

Details of the pilot program in Wollongong are at:

Also, if you are interested to get involved in any way, just email and let's chat. Two other parents in Randwick did this last month!


2021-09-16 20:51:19 +1000

100 signatures reached

2021-08-30 13:25:58 +1000

50 signatures reached

2021-07-17 23:12:55 +1000

25 signatures reached

2021-07-09 19:50:24 +1000

10 signatures reached