We need to make road safety a major conversation. This conversation involves all of us: how can we make our roads safe for everyone? National Road Safety Week is May 16-23, 2021 and a great time to expand the public discussion.
This occasion lines up with the UN’s Global Road Safety Week, where the theme is #love30. As the UN says:
We’re calling on policymakers to act for low speed streets worldwide, limiting speeds to 30 km/h (20 mph) where people walk, live and play.
30 km/h (20 mph) streets save lives and protect all who use them, especially the most vulnerable, like pedestrians, cyclists, children and older people and people with disabilities.
Sydney needs to join Paris, Helsinki, Munich, London and dozens of other cities in rolling out more 30 km/h zones.
How will you and your community promote and call for safer streets?
- You can write to a local representative calling for 30 km/h speed limits.
- You can spread the word on social media (the hashtags are #nrsw #love30 ). Tag WalkSydney!
- You can share the Myths and Facts sheet regarding a 30 km/h speed limit.
- The website for the Australian campaign has a place where you can pledge to drive so other survive, and there are even ribbons to buy and display.